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Historical Markers in Port Wentworth, Georgia

 
Clickable Map of Chatham County, Georgia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Chatham County, GA (518) Bryan County, GA (54) Effingham County, GA (29) Liberty County, GA (78) Jasper County, SC (37)  ChathamCounty(518) Chatham County (518)  BryanCounty(54) Bryan County (54)  EffinghamCounty(29) Effingham County (29)  LibertyCounty(78) Liberty County (78)  JasperCountySouth Carolina(37) Jasper County (37)
Savannah is the county seat for Chatham County
Port Wentworth is in Chatham County
      Chatham County (518)  
ADJACENT TO CHATHAM COUNTY
      Bryan County (54)  
      Effingham County (29)  
      Liberty County (78)  
      Jasper County, South Carolina (37)  
 
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1Georgia (Chatham County), Port Wentworth — Atlantic Coastal Highway Through Georgia
From South Carolina line to Florida line distance of 136 miles. Traversing Chatham, Bryan, Liberty, McIntosh, Glynn and Camden Counties. First work done in 1735 when the road from Savannah to Darien, probably the first road in Georgia, was . . . Map (db m15150) HM
2Georgia (Chatham County), Port Wentworth — 025-79 — Battle Between Confederate Gunboats and Union Field Artillery(December 12, 1864)
In December, 1864, was fought on the Savannah River near here one of the few battles in which Confederate gunboats and Union field artillery were engaged against each other. Colerain Plantation, as these lands were then known, had been occupied on . . . Map (db m12615) HM
3Georgia (Chatham County), Port Wentworth — Historic Ship Anchor(Admiralty Style) — *1800-1865* —
Recovered from the Savannah River on February 27, 1994 during Georgia Department of Transportation construction work for the U.S. 17 Alt./ Talmadge Bridge in Savannah, Georgia, this 1200 pound anchor would have been used on large ocean going or . . . Map (db m46582) HM
4Georgia (Chatham County), Port Wentworth — 25-28 — Houston Baptist Church
Houston Baptist Church and its adjoining cemetery were organized in 1886 under the leadership of Reverend Ulysses L. Houston, minister of First Bryan Baptist Church in Savannah. A significant religious and political leader in the African-American . . . Map (db m7962) HM
5Georgia (Chatham County), Port Wentworth — 025-78 — Indian Trading Post: Home of Mary Musgrove
During the first years after the founding of the Colony of Georgia in 1733 these lands (now owned by the Savannah Sugar Refining Company) were known as the "Grange" or "Cowpen" plantation. Along the Savannah River, about one mile East of this . . . Map (db m159595) HM
6Georgia (Chatham County), Port Wentworth — 25-39 — Richmond Baptist Church
Richmond Baptist Church and its adjoining cemetery were organized on March 14, 1897 under the leadership of Rev. E.K. Love, third pastor of First African Baptist Church in Savannah. Rev. Love was a significant missionary and religious leader in the . . . Map (db m53372) HM
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7Georgia (Chatham County), Port Wentworth — Savannah River PlantationsDuels on the River — March to the Sea Heritage Trail —
For much of the 18th and 19th centuries the lower Savannah River area was largely occupied by rice-growing plantations. Among the most notable plantations was Mulberry Grove, once the home of General Nathanael Greene. After Greene’s death in 1786 . . . Map (db m188748) HM
8Georgia (Chatham County), Port Wentworth — Savannah Sugar Refinery Explosion
(front) On the evening of February 7, 2008 an explosion and fire at the Savannah Sugar Refinery claimed the lives of 14 associates and injured dozens more. Lgacy Park is dedicated to the sweet loving memory of the fallen. “I thank . . . Map (db m188755) HM
 
 
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Oct. 1, 2022