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Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Gen. Oglethorpe's Landing

 
 
Gen. Oglethorpe's Landing Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, May 30, 2009
1. Gen. Oglethorpe's Landing Marker
Inscription.
( Compass Emblem )
On February 12, 1733 Gen. James Edward Oglethorpe Landed On This Spot
 
Erected by City of Savannah.
 
Location. 32° 4.918′ N, 81° 5.496′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker can be reached from W. River St, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Between Barnard St. Ramp and Drayton St. Ramp, Riverside. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "A World Apart" (within shouting distance of this marker); Savannah and the Slave Trade (within shouting distance of this marker); African American Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The Propeller Club of the Port of Savannah (within shouting distance of this marker); Savannah Waterfront (within shouting distance of this marker); Oglethorpe Bench (within shouting distance of this marker); Landing of Oglethorpe and the Colonists (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); This is Yamacraw Bluff (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Savannah.
 
Regarding Gen. Oglethorpe's Landing. Yamacraw Bluff where the Colony of Georgia
Gen. Oglethorpe's Landing Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, May 30, 2009
2. Gen. Oglethorpe's Landing Marker
was founded February 12, 1733 by Gen.James Edward Oglethorpe. Voted by the Georgia Daughters of the American Revolution the Most Historic Spot In Georgia
 
Also see . . .
1. Savannah- New Georgia Encyclopedia. by design, the first step in the creation of Georgia, which received its charter from King George II in April 1732, as the thirteenth and last of England's American colonies. In November 1732 Oglethorpe, with 114 colonists, sailed from England on the Anne. This first group of settlers landed at the site of the planned town, then known as Yamacraw Bluff, on the Savannah River sixteen miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean, on February 12, 1733. (Submitted on June 13, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. James Edward Oglethorpe. (Submitted on June 13, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Gen. Oglethorpe's Landing Marker, looking eastward, riverside Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, May 30, 2009
3. Gen. Oglethorpe's Landing Marker, looking eastward, riverside
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,184 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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