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Historic District - North in Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Savannah

 
 
The Savannah Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, January 2008
1. The Savannah Marker
Inscription.  
1819      1919

This tablet
commemorates the centenary of
The "Savannah"
The first steamship to cross the ocean

The idea of this enterprise originiated with
William Scarborough
and his associates
citizens of Savannah
and was financed by them

The Savannah steamed out of this port
on this great adventure for Liverpool
on May 22, 1819 and arrived June 20, 1819
Francis Fickett, Builder, Moses Rogers, Captain

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: LandmarksNotable EventsWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1834.
 
Location. 32° 4.857′ N, 81° 5.48′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. It is in the Historic District - North. Marker is on W Bay St near Bull St., on the right when traveling west. 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. The "John Randolph" (a few steps from this marker); United States Customhouse (a few steps from this marker); Oglethorpe's House
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(a few steps from this marker); John Wesley (within shouting distance of this marker); This is Yamacraw Bluff (within shouting distance of this marker); Landing of Oglethorpe and the Colonists (within shouting distance of this marker); Savannah City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); A Storeroom By Any Other Name (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry for SS Savannah. World's largest passenger ship from 1819 – 1831. (Submitted on June 11, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
The Savannah Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, December 29, 2020
2. The Savannah Marker
The Savannah Marker located at Old City Hall, right side of center arch image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2005
3. The Savannah Marker located at Old City Hall, right side of center arch
The Savannah celebrated on a Postage Stamp image. Click for full size.
Photographed By US Postal Service
4. The Savannah celebrated on a Postage Stamp
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 8, 2023. It was originally submitted on June 11, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,372 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 11, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on May 10, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on June 11, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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