Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Gen. Oglethorpe's Landing
On February 12, 1733 Gen. James Edward Oglethorpe Landed On This Spot
Erected by City of Savannah.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 32° 4.918′ N, 81° 5.496′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker can be reached from W River Street, on the left when traveling east. Between Barnard St. Ramp and Drayton St. Ramp, Riverside. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 Landing of Oglethorpe and the Colonists (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); This is Yamacraw Bluff (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
Regarding Gen. Oglethorpe's Landing. Yamacraw Bluff where the Colony of Georgia 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 13, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,381 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 13, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.