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"Turf Grass Capital of the World"
Savannah is a city in Chatham County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after the river, which is believed named for an Indian term translated as "grassy plain."
The latitude of Savannah is 32.083N. The longitude is -81.1W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 20 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 127,573.
Site of a bloody Revolutionary War Battle in 1779.
The area's early economic boom was halted by a yellow fever epidemic and a disastrous fire in 1820. The city rejoined the Union before the end of the Civil War.
Here is a city whose people, rich and poor, are so steeped in good manners - in the smile, the soft word, the easy humor of the Old South - that truck drivers wave at pedestrians as they pass.
-- Apple's America
R.W. Apple Jr.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Savannah demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Chatham County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Savannah area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 31401 ZIP code.
6% of Savannah residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Savannah ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Savannah was $16,921, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Savannah residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Historic districts in Savannah include Ardsley Park-Chatham Crescent Historic District, Isle of Hope Historic District, Savannah Historic District, Savannah Victorian Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Savannah, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $450. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $867.
Libraries in Savannah include Bull Street, Carnegie, Forest City, Hitch, Islands Branch, Kayton, Ogeechee, Oglethorpe Mall, Ola Wyeth, Port City Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Savannah include Savannah Morning News
TV stations in Savannah include WJCL, WSAV, WTOC, WVAN.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WSVH.
Chatham County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Savannah political report.
Savannah restaurants taking online reservations include 700 Drayton, Elizabeth on 37th, Il Pasticcio, Sapphire Grill, The Pirates' House ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Savannah workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 47 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Savannah between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.
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