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The city of Savannah, Georgiathe largest city and the county seat of Chatham CountyGeorgiawas established in and was the first colonial and state capital of Georgia. The Yamacrawsa Native American tribe, were the first known people to settle in and around Savannah. In the 18th century, under their leader Tomochichithey met the newly arriving European settlers.

In Ladies dating in west Savannah the merchantman Annecarrying colonists including General James Oglethorpe set sail to the Americas. Mary Musgrove often served as an interpreter. The city of Savannah was founded on that date, along with the Province of Georgia. Because of the friendship between Oglethorpe and Tomochici, [3] Savannah was able to flourish unhindered by the warfare that marked the beginnings of many early American colonies. In Julyfive months after the arrival of the Anne, 41 Jews from the Sephardi community in London Ladies dating in west Savannah in Savannah, the largest such group to enter a colony up to that time.

Prior to arriving in America, Oglethorpe developed an elaborate plan for the growth of towns and regions within the framework of a sustainable agrarian economy and the challenges presented by an often hostile frontier. Features of the plan, now known as the Oglethorpe Planespecially as it relates to town planning, have been preserved in Savannah, as well as in Darien, Georgia and at Fort Frederica National Monument.

Although religious toleration was beginning to emerge as a value during the Enlightenment, it was the pragmatic need to attract settlers that led to broad religious freedoms. South Carolina wanted German Lutherans, Scottish PresbyteriansMoraviansFrench Huguenots and Jews as a counter to the French and Spanish Catholic absolutist presence to the south, which was perceived by Georgian settlers as a threat to the freedoms they had traditionally held.

After Georgia became a royal colonythere were so many dissenters Protestants of minority, non-Anglican denominations that the establishment of the Church of England was successfully resisted until These dissenting churches were the mainstay of the American Revolutionary movement that culminated in a war for independence from the British Crown. Through the patriotic and anti-authoritarian sermons of their ministers, these churches fostered and organized rebellion. Whereas the Anglican Church tended to preach stability and loyalty to the Crown, Protestant sects preached heavily from the Old Testament, with its emphasis on freedom and equality of all men before God, and the moral responsibility to rebel against tyrants.

Over the next century and a half, Savannah welcomed numerous European immigrants ; these included the Irishthe FrenchGreeks and others. In George Whitefield founded the Bethesda Orphanagewhich is now the oldest extant orphanage in the U.

The great experiment came to an end after Savannah and the rest of Georgia became a Royal Colony in Entrepreneurs and slaves were brought into the struggling colony, and Savannah was made the colonial capital of Georgia. The low marshes were converted into wild rice fields and tended by skilled slaves imported from West Africa where these strains of rice had been grown by European colonists, who brought rice from its native Southeast Asia.

However, attempts to establish a rice industry in Africa failed. The combination of European agricultural technology, and African labor, proved to be of great benefit for the city.

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Initially, Creek groups gradually ceded lands to European settlers. In the Creeks agreed to the first of several large land cessions. This first agreement gave Georgia the land between the Savannah and Ogeechee rivers, south of Augusta, along with coastal land between the Altamaha and St. Marys rivers. Additional fortune came to the city in following the Treaty of Pariswhich opened the interior of North America to economic interests in the American colonies. This was an important milestone in the development of Savannah, as it marks the beginning of economic ties to the interior.

Trade, particularly the trade of deerskinsflourished along the upper Savannah River where skins were sent to Augusta and finally through Savannah for export to Europe. The establishment of a trading network on the Savannah River also curtailed Charleston 's monopoly on the South Atlantic deerskin trade. Between and Savannah exported hides fromdeer 2 million poundswhich established the city as a ificant commercial port on the South Atlantic coast.

On January 27,members of the State Assembly gathered in Savannah to found the nation's first state-chartered, public university—the University of Georgia in Athens. It is the first known American golf club. In Candler Hospital was founded, and is the second oldest hospital in America in continuous operation.

On January 11,a fire broke out and burned a large section of the city, bringing nationwide attention to Savannah. Yellow fever struck Savannah inkilling residents. In Novembertwo months after capturing the city of Atlanta, General William Tecumseh Sherman and his army of Ladies dating in west Savannah, men began the march south to Savannah. Sherman and his troops captured Savannah on December 22, Sherman then telegraphed his commander-in-chief, President Abraham Lincolnoffering him the city as a Christmas present.

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As the 19th century progressed, Savannah's population increased slightly and its wealth exponentially, but its ranking among the largest U. The city went from 41st most populous city in to 62nd in the first year Atlanta exceeded Savannah as Georgia's largest city. Savannah was the 86th largest city inand by it was no longer ranked in the top most populous U.

Savannah State University was founded in and is the oldest African-American public college in Georgia. On 5 Februaryduring a training mission flown by a Ba Mark 15 nuclear bombalso known as the Tybee Bombwas lost off the coast of Tybee Island near Savannah.

The bomb was thought by the Department of Energy to lie buried in silt at the bottom of Wassaw Sound. Savannah's physical layout was the subject of an elaborate plan by the Georgia colony's founders. Oglethorpe's Savannah Plan consisted of a six interconnected wards built around central squares, with trust lots on the east and west sides of the squares for public buildings and churches, and tithing lots for the colonists' private homes on the north and south sites.

The wards were feet on each side, excluding the surrounding streets. After Oglethorpe's return to England inthe city continued to follow the general pattern established by the Oglethorpe Plan until the s, when a more conventional grid was adopted. The orderly, Neo-classical de of Savannah's central city was connected to the exterior by three main ro: the Savannah-Augusta to the north, the Savannah-Dublin Road to the west and the King's Road, which connected Savannah to the provincial military settlements of Fort ArgyleFort Barrington and Fort Frederica to the south.

Spur ro were located off the King's Road as well, and connected plantations such as Wormsloehome of Noble Jonesto the expanding and increasingly urban market in Savannah. The Savannah Cotton Exchange was established in and made its permanent home on Bay Street inwith the warehouses down below on River Street. The exchange was established to provide King Cotton factors, brokers serving planters' interest in the market, a place to congregate and set the market value of cotton exported to larger markets such as New York or London. By the end of the 19th century factorage was on the decline as more planters were selling their products at interior markets, thus merely shipping them from Savannah via the extensive rail connections between the city and the interior.

By three principal railro—the Central of Georgia Railwaythe Savannah and Charleston and the Savannah and Gulf—connected the city to markets along the coast and the interior. The Central of Georgia, whose Ladies dating in west Savannah shareholder was the city of Savannah, established its own docks and canals to the west of the existing Savannah riverfront.

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This marks the first shift of industrial-commercial activity outside of the central plan of the city. An additional railroad was built extending from the Drayton Street Depot out to Tybee Island in The rate, 1 cent per mile or This became the first commuter line from Savannah to an outlying area. The invention of the cotton gin in by Eli Whitney changed the face of agriculture in the American South.

Whitney's gin was produced in response to the state of Georgia's appointed commission for the promotion of a gin suitable to remove seed from fibers on the short-staple, green-seed cotton. Sea Island or long-staple cotton had been very profitable in the years immediately following the Revolutionary War, but the production of this variety was relegated to the narrow coastal zone and would not grow in the upland interior of the South.

Green-seed cotton could be grown in the uplands but was difficult to process with the pre roller gin; consequently, Whitney's invention opened the interior of the South to widespread cotton production. The development of Georgia's interior had a tremendous impact on Savannah, as cotton production was focused on lands newly appropriated from the Creeks along the upper Savannah River.

Planters on both the Georgia and South Carolina sides of the river shipped their cotton downriver to market and export at Savannah. This increase in trade corresponds to the increase in population, as Savannah was the eighteenth-largest urban area in the United States by In shipping and business stopped temporarily when the city fell under quarantine due to a yellow fever epidemic.

Inconstruction began on the Savannah-Ogeechee Canala The canal was completed indirecting the resources of Georgia's south-central interior to Savannah. The expansions of Savannah during the s and s led to the need for a new city map, which was published by Edward A. Vincent in Despite its small population, Savannah amassed an enormous amount of wealth. It is important to recognize, however, that this wealth came about as the result of both the removal of indigenous peoples from the interior as well as the slave trade.

Although originally banned from the colony upon the insistence of Oglethorpe, the slave population exceeded the free population in Savannah by the end of the 18th century 5, free and 8, slave in Little is known about the slave population of Savannah beyond what can be read in census information: between andthere was a decrease in the of slaves in the city, followed by an increase in the slave population from 9, in to 14, in As the population of free people of color grew by 68 percent between andthe slave population remained relatively stable.

Additionally, Savannah retained a consistent of free African Americans throughout the antebellum years inand they were engaged in a variety of entrepreneurial activities. Diversification in Savannah's economy arrived as heavy industry and manufacturing entered into the region during the late 19th century and early 20th century.

Union Camp, a division of the American Pulp and Paper Company, was established around the turn of the 20th century, locating its mill upriver from the historic core of the city. Contributing to the trend of upriver industrial development, the Kehoe Iron Works was established in by Irish immigrant William Kehoe. As working-class residents began to move into neighborhoods adjacent to the new industries, the population of the densely packed historic core of the city began to dissipate.

Additionally, building continued to the south, as the city experienced a 65 percent increase in population Ladies dating in west Savannah and 54, in to 83, in An additional boost to Savannah's economy arrived with the increased export of naval stores. Items such as pitch and turpentinerecovered from South Atlantic yellow pinewere essential in the manufacture and upkeep of wooden ships. In the naval stores industry was revolutionized by former University of Georgia chemist Charles Herty.

Herty devised Ladies dating in west Savannah method of collecting the raw sap from yellow pine in nearby Statesboro, Ga. The harvesting of yellow pine further diversified Savannah's economy as a lumber exporter. By this time Savannah, with vast yellow pine forests extending far into Georgia's coastal plainbecame the chief exporter of naval stores in the world. The boll weevil outbreak of the s dealt a devastating blow to the cotton market of Savannah and the South in general.

The naval stores industry also fell into decline by World War II as iron had largely replaced wood in the manufacture of ships. Savannah's economy continued to shift as more heavy industry was added upriver. During World War IISavannah manufacturing Ladies dating in west Savannah the war effort through the construction of Liberty shipsfurther shifting the population out of the historic core of the city.

In the s and s, some of the distinguished buildings in the historic district were demolished, and the trend appeared to be poised to accelerate in the s when city plans were drafted to make downtown Savannah competitive with commercial development in the emerging suburbs. The threat of demolition of historic structures to make way for high-rise buildings, parking, road widening, and freeways spurred concern over the city's historic legacy. In the late s, and throughout the s, the foundation was able to halt some further destruction of historic buildings and to preserve original structures.

In the Savannah College of Art and De was founded, and rather than building one centralized campus, it began a process of renovation and adaptive reuse of many notable downtown buildings. These efforts, along with the work of the Historic Savannah Foundation and smaller preservation groups, have contributed greatly to Savannah's now-famous rebirth. The city's popularity as a tourist destination, modest in the s, grew in the s and was solidified by the best-selling book and motion picture Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evilboth set in Savannah.

Savannah has also become a popular destination for people to celebrate St. Patrick's Dayincluding the second-largest parade in the United States. This is aided by a very lenient public drinking policy which allows open alcoholic beverages every day of the year in the Landmark Historic District. See also: Timeline of Savannah, Georgia.

This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. European encroachment. As early as the 16th century, Spanish missions and presidios military outposts were established all along the Georgia coast. Spanish missions such as Santa Catalina de Guale and Santo Domingo de Talaje, attacked and weakened by the Guale revolt ofwere finally abandoned by the s as a result of continuous encroachment by traders from the Carolina Lowcountry.

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