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general james oglethorpe and his trustees founded the city of savannah in 1733 with the concept of a new world utopia. it was to be an agricultural colony that would provide england with imports such as silk and wine. this "utopia" did not materialize and savannah was still a struggling community well after the revoluntary war. however, oglethorpe's briliant urban design with it's broad avenues and beautiful squares are appreciated to this day. in the early 19 the century savannah developed into a major port city for the export of cotton. eli whitney perfected the cotton gin in 1793 on a savannah river plantation. this invention revoluntionized the cotton business.
savannah's cotton business created great wealth for the city up to the outbreak of the civil war. this wealth was responsible for the many of savannah's beautiful public buildings and fine homes. savannah surrendered to general william t. sherman after his infamous march through georgia in 1864. however, sherman spared the city of destruction and stayed briefly at the green-meldrum mansion.
the most notable feature of savannh is it's beautiful oak trees draped with spanish moss which line the city's streets and squares. savannah is a beautiful place to visit for those interested in american history, and southern culture.
old fort jackson was built in 1808 on the site of the revolutionary war era mud fort. old fort jackson was activated... more travel advice
fort mcallister state park is located about 10 miles southwest of savannah near richmond hill georgia. fort mcallister... more travel advice
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