The Holiday Inn Express Hotel Savannah Historic District is now accepting reservations for arrivals after December 1, 2007. Located in the heart of Savannah's Historic District the hotel is within easy walking distance to...more
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The city of Savannah was first established in 1733. The city is known as being the first capital of the state of Georgia. Historically, Savannah is considered to be the first planned city in the United States. The city boasts historical structures such as the birthplace of the founder of Girl Scouts of the United States of America as well as the first African Baptist Church. The downtown portion of Savannah was designated as a national historic landmark District in 1966. Savannah's historical roots run deep as the downtown area of Savannah is one of the largest historical districts in the United States.
These native settlers of the city of Savannah are the Native American tribe that is known as the Yamacraws. This Native American tribe was once led by Tomochichi during the introduction of European settlers that arrived in new to the city in the 18th century. This tribe is considered to be the first inhabitants that actually settled in and around the city. The British first arrived in November of 1732 on the shape that is known as Anne. The ship brought 114 colonists from Great Britain. In February of 1733, these settlers were led by General James Oglethorpe to the modern-day city of Savannah. As the settlers landed at the area known as Yamacraw Bluff, the Tomochici as well as the Yamacraws and a number of Indian traders welcomed the new settlers. This extension of hospitality and welcome would later be considered one of the earliest examples of true Southern hospitality. The city of Savannah was actually founded on the date that the settlers landed at Yamacraw Bluff.
During the American Revolutionary War, Savannah fell to the hands of Loyalist and the British rule. In 1779, French and American troops united to create the siege of Savannah in an attempt to reclaim the city. Unfortunately, this attempt was a failure until the end of the American Revolutionary War. The first American golf club was established in 1792 as the Savannah Golf Club. During the American Civil War Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman captured the city of Savannah on December 22, 1864. It has been recorded that Sherman telegraphed President Abraham Lincoln in an attempt to offer the city of Savannah as a Christmas present to the commander-in-chief.