Landing of James Edward Oglethorpe

The original founding father of Georgia, James Oglethorpe, landed with the original 114 colonists, at the foot of this bluff on February 1, 1733. The site where he pitched his tent is marked by the stone bench located about 100 feet west of this marker.

Savannah's unique old English township city plan was envisioned and implemented under Oglethorpe's guidance. Lush city squares laid out in warrens in the landmark historic district have made Savannah's internationally known historic district one of the top walking cities in the United States and is noted as one of the largest designated historic districts in the US - one more reason that Savannah is noted as a perennial top 10 vacation destination for domestic and international tourists alike by Conde Nast.