27 Unusual Facts About Savannah Ga

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Savannah is full of Spanish moss and Southern charm, graceful architecture, rich history, and, therefore, the perfect place to visit. Savannah is known for its beautiful coastal landscapes, colonial, well-preserved architecture, and greenery. Let’s read facts about Savannah Ga or Savannah Ga Facts. 

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Facts About Savannah Ga or Savannah Ga Facts

Many of these are fun facts about Savannah Ga or Savannah Ga history facts. 

  • Many travel magazines rate Savannah as one of the “top 10 Most Beautiful Places in America.”
  • The name of Savannah is on Savannah River that is coming from the local native name Shawnee, a Native American people who migrated to the river in the 1680s.
  • The nickname of Savannah is “Hostess City of the South”
  • In Savannah, you can take your cocktails to go

The rule of Savannah permits patrons and partygoers to carry open drinks. Legally you can consume said glasses in a plastic, 16-ounce cup (not bottles, mugs, or flasks) and within the limits of the Historic District.

Savannah GA history facts

  • Savannah was a Christmas gift to President Lincoln in the Civil War.
  • Savannah’s First African Baptist Church was the first black church in the country. 
  • Moon River Brewing Company is considered by many to be Savannah’s most haunted site
  • Savannah is Georgia’s oldest city.
  • Savannah’s Forsyth Park is one of America’s oldest, dating to the 1840s, and has a beautiful Southern charm.  Interesting facts about savannah ga
  • Savannah is the nation’s first planned city with grid style layout. 
  • Savannah had 24 squares and now has 22 beautiful squares.  

The specialty of these squares is such that colorful houses are well-planned around square gardens and small sit-outs. 

  • Savannah’s river is full of dolphins.
  •  Savannah is USA’s 4th busiest shipping port
  • The prettiest street in the USA is in Savannah – Jones Street. 

The key feature of this street is the towering evergreen giant Oak trees, Greek revival homes, 19th-century old world charm, and, therefore, the most Instagrammable or picturesque spot in Savannah. 

Savannah ga facts

  • The Spanish Moss is not actually a Moss. 
  • Savannah is one of the most Haunted Cities in the US. 
  • The historic Mercer Williams House Museum is now a famous haunted house in Savannah, Ga.
  • The famous movie Forrest Gump was shot in Savannah.

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    Location of movie spot

  • Savannah was Georgia’s first Capitol.
  • Savannah is home to one of the oldest Jewish congregations in America.
  • Leopold’s Ice Cream parlor serving homemade ice cream from 1919 onwards is one of the best ice cream parlors in the world. savannah ga facts
  • Savannah was the main center of the American Revolution during the Civil War
  • Savannah is the central cultural and historical hub of the South.
  • Currently, Savannah is a significant tourism and industrial hub of South USA.
  • Savannah is also known as a party town
  • The city of Savannah served as a major port for the Atlantic slave trade from 1750, which ended after 1798 when the state banned the importation of enslaved people.  savannah ga facts
  • SCAD – university in Savannah is famous for studying creative arts, design, and fashion and has an excellent ranking in the USA.

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Famous Festivals/Events in Savannah, Ga

  • St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festivities. 
  • 4th of July Festival – fireworks over a beautiful river.
  • Rock ‘n Roll Marathon. 
  • Tybee Island Pirate Festival 
  • Savannah Craft Brew Fest 
  • Savannah Film Festival
  • Food & Wine Festival. 
  • Christmas on the River. 
  • Holiday Tour of Homes.
  • City Market New Year’s Eve Celebration.
  • Savannah Stopover Festival 
  • Savannah Music Festival
  • Superfine Art Fair

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I hope you loved reading Savannah Ga facts or interesting facts about Savannah Ga. 

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