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Welcome to Savannah ...

The city of Savannah is located in Chatham County<1> and is the County Seat for Chatham County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Savannah has a population of 144,839 people<2> (see below for details).

Savannah was established in 1733.

The community of Savannah is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: Savannah lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Savannah lies within the (912) area code.

The ZIP codes for Savannah: 31401-31412, 31414-31416, 31418-31422, 31498-31499<4>

Websites for Savannah ...

Official Website:   www.ci.savannah.ga.us/

Junior League:   jrleaguesavannah.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Savannah had an population of 144,839 people. This is an increase of 6.28% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Savannah had a population of 136,286 people (or 51.4% of the total population of Chatham County). This makes Savannah the county's most populous community.

The population of Savannah represents 1.41% of the total population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 3rd most populous community.

More information can be found on the Census Page for Savannah.

Communities Also Named Savannah ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 15 communities that are also named Savannah - they are located in California, Iowa, Kansas (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina (2), Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Savannah.

Communities near Savannah ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Savannah.

  • Bluffton (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluffton
    • Bluffton lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Savannah and is located in Beaufort County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,230 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluffton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluffton<6>
  • Pooler (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pooler
    • Pooler lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Savannah and is located in Chatham County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,022 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pooler have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pooler
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pooler<6>
  • Richmond Hill (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond Hill
    • Richmond Hill lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Savannah and is located in Bryan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,408 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richmond Hill<6>
  • Rincon (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rincon
    • Rincon lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Savannah and is located in Effingham County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,655 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rincon have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rincon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rincon<6>
  • Port Wentworth (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Wentworth
    • Port Wentworth lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Savannah and is located in Chatham County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,812 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port Wentworth have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Wentworth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Wentworth<6>
  • Port Wentworth Junction (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Wentworth Junction
    • Port Wentworth Junction lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Savannah and is located in Chatham County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,641 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port Wentworth Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Wentworth Junction
  • Hardeeville (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardeeville
    • Hardeeville lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Savannah and is located in Beaufort County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,451 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardeeville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hardeeville<6>
  • Bloomingdale (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomingdale
    • Bloomingdale lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Savannah and is located in Chatham County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,136 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomingdale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bloomingdale<6>
  • Tybee Island (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tybee Island
    • Tybee Island lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Savannah and is located in Chatham County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,051 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tybee Island have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tybee Island
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tybee Island<6>
  • Exley (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Exley
    • Exley lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Savannah and is located in Effingham County
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 2,894 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Exley have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Exley

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Savannah. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Savannah.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Savannah. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Savannah.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Savannah. Our list includes 178 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Savannah.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Savannah ...

Looking for more information about Savannah? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Savannah, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Savannah.

Adding Savannah to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Savannah in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Savannah was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1796.

We also found Savannah in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Savannah on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Savannah

Visit our Community Index for Georgia

About Chatham County

About Georgia

The official website for Savannah: www.ci.savannah.ga.us/

The official website for Chatham County: www.chathamcounty.org/

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Chatham, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Savannah.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Savannah - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Savannah). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Savannah or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Savannah includes: 31401, 31402, 31403, 31404, 31405, 31406, 31407, 31408, 31409, 31410, 31411, 31414, 31415, 31418, 31419, 31420, 31421, 31498 & 31499.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Savannah) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Savannah. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SavannahOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Savannah. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0746, Longitude: -81.0936    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




 

 

 

 

 


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