Landing of Oglethorpe and the Colonists

Landing of Oglethorpe and the Colonists (HM2YO)

Location: Savannah, GA 31401 Chatham County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 4.873', W 81° 5.491'

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James Edward Oglethorpe, the founder of Georgia, landed with the original colonists, about 114 in number, at the foot of this bluff on February 1 (February 12, new style), 1733. The site where he pitched his tent is marked by the stone bench located about 100 feet west of this marker.

Savannah was for more than 100 years built according to Oglethorpe's unique city plan. Bull Street, the principal street of the city, is named in honor of colonel William Bull of Charleston, S.C., who assisted Oglethorpe in laying out the city.

The colonists sailed in the ship Anne from Gravesend, England,November 17, 1732; landed at Charles Town, S.C., January 13, 1733; proceeded later to Beaufort, S.C., and thence, in small boats, through the inland waterway to Yamacraw Bluff. The town site had already been selected by Oglethorpe in friendly negotiation with Tomo-chi-chi, Mico of the Yamacraws, and with Mary Musgrove, the English- speaking, half-breed Indian princess who later, as niece of Emperor Brim of the Creek Nation, claimed sovereignty of southeastern Georgia.
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HM NumberHM2YO
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number025-1
Year Placed1982
Placed ByGeorgia Historic Marker
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 10:53pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 491363 N 3549441
Decimal Degrees32.08121667, -81.09151667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 4.873', W 81° 5.491'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 4' 52.38" N, 81° 5' 29.46" W
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Area Code(s)478, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 28-100 W Bay St, Savannah GA 31401, US
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