Savannah is the First City of Georgia, founded in 1733 by James Oglethorpe, and was the first-planned-city in the United States. With its location on the Atlantic coast, the Savannah-Chatham Public School System offers a wide variety of civic, religious, recreational and cultural opportunities. If you like history, the ocean, and the southern climate, then this is Where You Want to Be!
The county of Chatham is situated between the Savannah River and the Ogeechee River, Chatham County is bordered by Effingham County, Bryan County, and the state of South Carolina. On the coast, Chatham County shares St. Catherines Sound with Liberty County. It is the 3rd county formed in Georgia and was created from what had been Christ Church Parish and part of St. Phillip’s Parish, dating from 1758. The county was named for one of England’s most celebrated prime ministers, William Pitt, the Earl of Chatham. Comprising the state’s northern most coastal area, at the mouth of the Savannah River, Chatham County includes the city of Savannah on which General James Oglethorpe landed in 1733 to establish the Georgia Colony.
Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport has 40+ daily nonstop flights. Airlines: American Eagle, Continental Express, Delta Air Lines, Northwest Airlink, United Express, US Airways
City of Savannah Ground and Water Transportation:
• CSX & Norfolk Southern Railroad
• Airport/Amtrak Shuttle Service
• Chatham Area Transit (local bus system)
• Water Ferry