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Chatham County

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Early days in Chatham County, GA, which encompasses the city of Savannah, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 121 Page Illustrated Booklet reprinted from two rare books: the Rev. George White's Historical Collections of Georgia and Georgia, a Guide to Its Towns and Countryside, a WPA publication. The spiral-bound booklet is printed on 60# paper with the print enlarged for easier reading. A vinyl sheet has been added to protect the cover. Besides Savannah, places mentioned include: Thunderbolt, Beaulieu, Bonaventure, Brewton's Hill, Gibbons' Plantation, and Cherokee Hill, Jasper, Sprint, Fort Jackson, . The excerpt from White's book covers the development of this area until the publication date of 1854, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glimpse from mid-20th Century vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. Among the many and diverse topics in section from White's book are: Extract from 1850 Census; Physical features; Public Buildings; the Female Asylum and its officers; Description of Engineering for new Savanah Water-Works; the Custom House; Count Pulaski who died at the Siege of Savannah; Artist Launitz's description of the Pulaski Monument and list of items deposited in cornerstone ; Hotels; Various early Churches; Early Settlement under Oglethorpe, his dealings with the Indians, and various other information pertaining thereto; Whitefield's Orphan House and a List of some of the children; Fort Pulaski on Cockspur Island; Sgt. Jasper and other heros of the 2nd Regiment in the Revolutionary War; Savannah captured by the English in 1779; the Capture of Mordecai Sheftall of the Continental Troops in 1778; English Account of the Attack and Repulse at Savannah; List of American officers killed; Letters between Count D'Estaing and General Prevost, pertaining to the Surrender of Savannah, Detailed Account of the Tragic Loss of the Steamer Pulaski in 1838 ; Extraorinary Capture of an English command by Colonel White and a handful of Americans near Savannah; Distinguished Men -- Rev. J.J. Zubly, Colonel Francis Harris, Jonathan Bryan, David Montaigut, Major John Habersham, Major John Barnard, Anthony Stokes, William Stephens, James Jones, Noble Wymberley Jones, Colonel John White, Joseph Habersham, the Rev. Henry Kollock, the Rev. Henry Holcombe, the Rev. Edward Neufville, Senator John MacPherson Berrien (detail on his public life and debate on the Fugitive Slave Law), Supreme Court Judge James Moore Wayne, the Rev. Stephen Elliott Jr.; and other interesting bits of history and trivia. The WPA section discusses Savannah architecture, Education, Dr. William Houstoun, the Ogeechee Canal, Savanna in the War Between the States; Commercial growth after World Wars I and II; and much more. There's a small 1950s map of Augusta and information on points of interest including Bull Street (City Hall, Johnson Square, United States Customhouse, Christ Episcopal Church, Wright Square, the Tomochichi Marker, Lutheran Church of the Ascension, the W.W. Gordon House, Independent Presbyterian Church, Chippewa Square, the Barrow House, Madison Square, the Meldrim House, St. John's Episcopal Church, Monterey Square, the Henry Jackson House, Armstrong College, Warren G. Candler Memorial Hospital, Forsyth Park, Chatham Artillery Barracks, and Savannah Public Library), East of Bull Street (Factors Row, the Old Harbor Light, Site of Fort Wayne, Site of the Filature, the Pink House, the Richard-Owens House, the Davenport House, the McIntosh House, Colonia Park Cemetery, the W.W. Owens House, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and the Low House), and West of Bull Street (Site of Oglethorpe's First Camp, Telfair Academy, the McAlpin House, Herty Foundation Laboratory, West Broad Street Negro School, and the First Bryan Bapist Church); and Outside the city (Fort Pulaski National Monument, Fort Screven, Isle of Hope, Diamond Back Terrapin Farm, Wormsloe Plantation, Fort Wimberley, and Bethesda Orphanage.)

Chatham County, GA
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Cover of Chatham County History

Sources: Historical Collections of Georgia / History of Chatham County, Georgia / History of Savannah Georgia
Authors: Rev. George White
Original Publication Year: 1854
Original Publisher: Pudney and Russell
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