To us, it’s amusing to think back on the hottest days of summer and wonder, “how DID they do it?” The founders of Savannah had no AC!
Here’s the long and short about the founder of Savannah.
In 1733, British settlers led by James Oglethorpe arrived on land inhabited by the Yamacraw tribe of Native Americans.
The Yamacraw chief, Tomochichi was benevolent towards these settlers and helped them acclimate to the new world they found themselves in.
Noble Jones was the main surveyor who planned out the city streets back when the terrain was all sandy-soiled saw palmettos and live oaks strewn with Spanish Moss for miles – complete with alligators, spiders, snakes and all other sorts of creepy crawlies of course!
Noble even took over duties as the settlement’s physician when the attending doctor died. That’s talent! His descendants still own Wormsloe, an historic destination property best remembered as the alley where Forrest Gump triumphantly ran his way out of his leg braces.
There, the long and short of Savannah’s rich history. To discuss the history of Savannah, just remember: 1733, James Oglethorpe, Tomochichi, Noble Jones. We’re not gonna test you when you get here, but it is sure fun to know a little bit about the history of your surroundings, huh?
Oh, the clash of the modern and the past – an unlikely match in an unrivaled destination, come see for yourself. Don’t worry, we have AC.
Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”