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ID: 7014487
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Savannah (inhabited place)  Savannah (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 32 05 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 32.0833  decimal degrees
Long: 081 06 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -81.1000  decimal degrees

Note: Located at mouth of Savannah river; founded as debtors' haven & buffer to Spanish Florida; Methodists John & Charles Wesley preached here from 1736; was occupied by British in Revolutionary War; captured by Union forces under Sherman in Civil War in 1864.

Names:
Savannah (preferred,C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Georgia (state)  ............  Georgia (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Chatham (county)  ................  Chatham (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Savannah (inhabited place)  ....................  Savannah (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  established by state's founder James Oglethorpe in 1733 & incorporated in 1789, was birthplace of Georgia colony
city (C)  ............  laid out in grid of parks with semitropical gardens, each surrounded by restored Georgian Colonial & Greek Revival buildings
county seat (C)
seaport (C)  ............  from 1744 for plantation & industrial products, now major US port, 1st transatlantic steamboat sailed from city in 1819
industrial center (C)  ............  for shipbuilding, paper, chemicals & transportation equipment
manufacturing center (C)  ............  for food processing, sugar, building materials & paints
trade center (C)  ............  especially for cotton
transportation center (C)
military center (C)  ............  for nearby Fort Stewart Hunter Army Airfield
tourist center (C)  ............  noted for restored historic Savannah, Girl Scout founder Juliette Lowe's birthplace & Savannah National Wildlife Refuge
educational center (C)  ............  for Savannah State College (1891) & Armstrong State College
capital (H)  ............  was colonial seat of government, then became state capital until 1786

Sources and Contributors:
Savannah..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 835
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 479
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS13020247
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1087
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 835
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 479
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS13020247
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1087
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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