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

Landing of Oglethorpe and the Colonists

 
 
Landing of Oglethorpe and the Colonists Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 2008
1. Landing of Oglethorpe and the Colonists Marker
Inscription. James Edward Oglethorpe, the founder of Georgia, landed with the original colonists, about 114 in number, at the foot of this bluff on February 1 (February 12, new style), 1733. The site where he pitched his tent is marked by the stone bench located about 100 feet west of this marker.

Savannah was for more than 100 years built according to Oglethorpe's unique city plan. Bull Street, the principal street of the city, is named in honor of colonel William Bull of Charleston, S.C., who assisted Oglethorpe in laying out the city.

The colonists sailed in the ship Anne from Gravesend, England,November 17, 1732; landed at Charles Town, S.C., January 13, 1733; proceeded later to Beaufort, S.C., and thence, in small boats, through the inland waterway to Yamacraw Bluff. The town site had already been selected by Oglethorpe in friendly negotiation with Tomo-chi-chi, Mico of the Yamacraws, and with Mary Musgrove, the English- speaking, half-breed Indian princess who later, as niece of Emperor Brim of the Creek Nation, claimed sovereignty of southeastern Georgia.
 
Erected 1982 by Georgia Historic Marker. (Marker Number 025-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location.
Landing of Oglethorpe and the Colonists Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Landing of Oglethorpe and the Colonists Marker
32° 4.873′ N, 81° 5.491′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is at the intersection of Bay St and Bull St., on the right when traveling west on Bay St. Click for map. 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. This is Yamacraw Bluff (here, next to this marker); The Savannah (within shouting distance of this marker); The "John Randolph" (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Customhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Oglethorpe's House (within shouting distance of this marker); Oglethorpe Bench (within shouting distance of this marker); John Wesley (within shouting distance of this marker); Savannah Waterfront (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Savannah.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Georgia. James Edward Oglethorpe (Submitted on February 9, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Wikipedia entry James Oglrthrope. It was Oglethorpe's idea that British debtors should be released from prison and sent to Georgia. This would theoretically rid England of its so-called undesirable elements, while providing him with a base from which to attack Florida. Ultimately, few debtors ended up in Georgia. Instead, many of Georgia's new settlers consisted of poor
Landing of Oglethorpe and the Colonists Marker, along W.Bay St. image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Landing of Oglethorpe and the Colonists Marker, along W.Bay St.
English tradesmen and artisans and religious refugees from Switzerland and Germany. (Submitted on February 9, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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Landing of Oglethorpe and the Colonists Marker in park near Hyatt Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
4. Landing of Oglethorpe and the Colonists Marker in park near Hyatt Hotel
Oglethrope Bench mentioned by the marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
5. Oglethrope Bench mentioned by the marker
On this Spot One hundred and seventy three years ago James Oglethorpe the founder of the colony pitched his tent and here rested at the close of the day from which Georgia was settled. Erected by the Georgia Society of the Colonial Dames of America on 12th of February A.D. - 1906
Oglethorpe Bench image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
6. Oglethorpe Bench
Savannah's Monument to Oglethrope image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 2006
7. Savannah's Monument to Oglethrope
 
 
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