Savannah Georgia

Savannah is the oldest city in the state of Georgia, located in the “Deep South” of the United States. Established in 1733, Georgia was a strategically important city during the American Civil war due to its placement on the Savannah River. The city’s downtown has been preserved to reflect the original town plan. Savannah’s Colonial Park Cemetery is the final resting place of many famous American citizens, including Button Gwinnet, who signed the American Declaration of Independence. Another significant site, slightly outside of the city proper, is the Wormsloe Historic Site, an estate first belonging to one of the original residents of Savannah, Noble Jones. The property was originally a plantation as well as a check point and defensive look out for Spanish trade ships in colonial times. Today, the property features many trails through lush forests of dogwood and magnolia trees. Live Oak are the most recognizable trees in the area because of their arching branches draped in Spanish Moss.