Established in 1733 on the Savannah River, the city of Savannah became the British colonial capital of the Province of Georgia and later the first state capital of Georgia.
Savannah is today an industrial center and an important Atlantic seaport.
The Missing Child Search Team was recognized for organizing the successful search and rescue of a missing child, who was abandoned in the woods by a robbery suspect.
Steven Kohles, APO Joseph Hood, APO Darryl Repress, Officer Derek Bradley, Officer Brian Felnoy, Officer Tanner Hoover, Officer Tori Klewick-Mc Nutt, Officer Vanessa Petrea, Officer Jacob Powell, Officer Thomas Trentacosta, Officer Benjamin Valdiviseo, and Officer Warren Weir.
The Shawnee destroyed another Native people, the Westo, and occupied their lands at the head of the Savannah River's navigation on the fall line, near present-day Augusta.November and December are the driest months recorded at Savannah–Hilton Head International Airport.Each year, Savannah reports 24 days on average with low temperatures below freezing, though in some years fewer than 10 nights will fall below freezing.Another theory is that the name Savannah refers to the extensive marshlands surrounding the river for miles inland, and is derived from the English term "savanna", a kind of tropical grassland, which was borrowed by the English from Spanish sabana and used in the Southern Colonies. Georgia's Ogeechee River flows toward the Atlantic Ocean some 16 miles (26 km) south of downtown Savannah, and forms the southern city limit. Five canals and several pumping stations have been built to help reduce the effects: Fell Street Canal, Pipe Makers Canal, Kayton Canal, Springfield Canal and Casey Canal, the first four draining north into the Savannah River and the last, the Casey, draining south into the Vernon River.(The Spanish word comes from the Taino word zabana.)) is water (5.15%). Savannah's climate is classified as humid subtropical (Köppen Cfa).Clockwise from top: downtown Savannah viewed from Bay Street, Forsyth Park, River Street, Talmadge Memorial Bridge with the Port of Savannah on the Savannah River, house in Savannah Victorian Historic District, Savannah College of Art and Design, Cathedral of St.John the Baptist, Congregation Mickve Israel, homes in Savannah's Historic District) is the oldest city in the U. state of Georgia and is the county seat of Chatham County.Due to its proximity to the Atlantic coast, Savannah rarely experiences temperatures as extreme as those in Georgia's interior.Nevertheless, the extreme temperatures have officially ranged from 105 °F (41 °C), on July 20, 1986, down to 3 °F (−16 °C), on January 21, 1985.General James Oglethorpe and settlers from the ship Anne landed at Yamacraw Bluff and were greeted by Tomochichi, the Yamacraws, and Indian traders John and Mary Musgrove. The city of Savannah was founded on that date, along with the colony of Georgia.In 1751, Savannah and the rest of Georgia became a Royal Colony and Savannah was made the colonial capital of Georgia.