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City of Savannah, Georgia
January 21, 1733 Oglethorpe, Peter Gordon, Colonel William Bull, Jonathan Bryan and others set sail to find a site to settle south of the Savannah River.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  James Oglethorpe
January 29, 1733 Sailing from Beaufort on six smaller boats, the settlers head for the site on the Savannah River selected by Oglethorpe
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  James Oglethorpe
February 9, 1733 Colonists complete the first structure in the city of Savannah, Georgia
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Savannah's first building
May 14, 1733 The James arrives in Savannah with supplies, store and people for the colony
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  James Oglethorpe
May 21, 1733 First treaty with the Creek Indians. When Oglethorpe landed, Tomochichi had granted Oglethorpe the right to use the land on the Savannah River, but explained that chiefs of the Creek Nation needed to also approve the transfer of land.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Creek Indians
  Oglethorpe signs treaty with Creek
March 12, 1734 First group of Salzburgers arrive in Savannah, aboard the Purysburg
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Salzburgers in Georgia
March 23, 1734 James Oglethorpe, Tomochichi, Toonahowie, and others leave Savannah on a journey to England
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Tomochichi's trip to England
December 27, 1734 The ship Prince of Wales arrives in Savannah. On board are James Oglethorpe, Tomochichi, Toonahowie, and others who visited England, and Salzburgers who are moving to Georgia. The Salzburgers are directed by Oglethorpe to Ebenezer.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  James Oglethorpe
  Tomochichi's trip to England
  Salzburgers in Georgia
January 10, 1736 Scottish Highlanders under the command of Hugh MacKaye arrive in Savannah on the Prince of Wales.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
March 7, 1736 John Wesley gives his first sermon (not in a church) in Savannah
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  The Wesleys in Georgia
March 13, 1736 John Wesley's first church service in Savannah is attended by some 20 worshippers
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  The Wesleys in Georgia
July 20, 1736 Five Chicasaw warriors visit John Wesley in Savannah.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
May 7, 1738 George Whitfield arrives in Savannah. He begins work on establishing the orphanage known as Bethesda
  City of Savannah, Georgia
June 7, 1738 Thomas Causton, magistrate of Savannah is replaced by Henry Parker. A review of of the records reveal gross mismanagement of funds
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Storekeeper Thomas Causton
October 10, 1738 Oglethorpe returns to Savannah from Frederica
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Fort Frederica
  James Oglethorpe
October 19, 1738 In a letter to the Trustees, Oglethorpe accuses Thomas Causton, former magistrate of Savannah, of "squandering the resources of the colony," and continues to state "If this had not happened the Colony...[would be] in a flourishing condition"
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  James Oglethorpe
July 17, 1739 Oglethorpe starts a journey to the Creek capitol of Coweta, accompanied by Lieutenant Dunbar, Ensign Leman and Cadet Erye. They left Savannah, headed to Uchee Town, north of Ebenezer, then headed west along the old Creek Trading Path.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Creek Indians
  James Oglethorpe
April 15, 1741 The Trustees divide Georgia into two counties, Savannah, with William Stephens as executive and Frederica, with James Oglethorpe as executive
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Fort Frederica
  James Oglethorpe
July 20, 1747 Mary Musgrove, with her husband Thomas Bosomworth and about 200 Creek Indian warriors, marches into Savannah and proclaims herself the Queen of the Creek. She demands payment for services rendered to the colony of Georgia.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Creek Indians
August 10, 1747 Queen of the Creeks, Mary Musgrove, claims ownership of much of Georgia, including the land from Savannah to Pipe Makers Bluff
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Creek Indians
January 15, 1751 A Provincial Assembly is called to convene in Savannah. One of the major discussions will be the annexation of Georgia into South Carolina
  City of Savannah, Georgia
April 1, 1751 Culminating an effort to revive the silk industry, a reeling plant is completed in Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
June 13, 1751 Captain Noble Jones and 220 members of the Georgia Militia parade in Savannah.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
February 16, 1757 Henry Ellis arrives in Savannah, carrying his orders to replace John Reynolds as Governor. Reynolds immediately sets sail on the Charming Martha, leaving Ellis in charge.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Governors of Georgia, 1733-1800
September 4, 1765 John and William Bartram arrive in Savannah.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  William Bartram
November 5, 1765 Demonstration of sailors in Savannah to protest the new Stamp Act
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Stamp Act
November 6, 1765 First meeting of the Sons of Liberty at MacHenry's Tavern in Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
September 16, 1769 A group of Georgia merchants (mostly from Savannah) meet at the home of Alexander Creighton and decided to no longer import British goods rather than pay duties on these goods.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
January 28, 1770 George Whitefield delivers a sermon to the Royal Governor, his council and the General Assembly in Savannah, Georgia
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  George Whitefield
April 11, 1773 William Bartram arrives in Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  William Bartram
March 31, 1774 Head Turkey, a Creek on the way to Savannah to negotiate a peace treaty is murdered near Augusta by Thomas Fee. Fee would later escape jail, but Royal governor Wright's offer of a $100 reward appeases the Creek
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  James Wright
  Creek Indians
January 17, 1775 Lower House called to order in Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
January 18, 1775 Provincial congress called to order in Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
May 11, 1775 600 pounds of gunpowder removed from the Savannah armory by Radicals led by Noble Wimberly Jones
  City of Savannah, Georgia
June 4, 1775 Patriots in Savannah spike cannon assembled to celebrate the king's birthday
  City of Savannah, Georgia
June 5, 1775 Liberty pole erected in front of Peter Tondee's tavern, Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
February 11, 1776 Royal Governor James Wright, who had been placed under house arrest in January, flees the Governor's mansion in Savannah. He remains with the British Fleet, then anchored off the coast near the Savannah River
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  James Wright
August 6, 1776 400 South Carolina troops arrive in Savannah to participate in the First Florida Expedition
  City of Savannah, Georgia
August 8, 1776 Declaration of Independence read to Council of Safety in Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Archibald Bulloch
  Georgia and the American Revolution
  Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Savannah
August 10, 1776 Declaration of Independence read to citizens in Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Archibald Bulloch
  Georgia and the American Revolution
  Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Savannah
August 22, 1776 Lead elements of the First Florida Expedition leave Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
October 1, 1776 State convention to create constitution held in Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  State Constitution of 1777
May 16, 1777 Button Gwinnett, with his second George Wells and Lachlan McIntosh, with his second Col. Joseph Habersham square off in a duel just east of Savannah, Georgia. At 12 paces (about 60 feet), the General and Gwinnett fire pistols. McIntosh sustains an wound in his leg while Gwinnett is shot in the hip. Unaware of the severity of Gwinnett's wound, McIntosh asks if Gwinnett wants to duel again.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Button Gwinnett
  Georgia and the American Revolution
  Lachlan McIntosh
May 26, 1777 Second Florida Expedition returns to Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Second Florida Expedition
  Georgia and the American Revolution
November 19, 1778 Battle of Bulltown Swamp (near Savannah), Battle of Spencer's Hill
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Georgia and the American Revolution
December 29, 1778 British capture Savannah; Battle of Brewton Hill
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Georgia and the American Revolution
January 2, 1779 Archibald Campbell leaves Hessians to guard Savannah and begins a march to Augusta.
  City of Augusta, Georgia
  City of Savannah, Georgia
September 12, 1779 French forces under the command of Admiral Charles Henri D'Estaing land at Beaulieu, a plantation south of Savannah.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
September 16, 1779 General Benjamin Lincoln and Admiral Charles Henri D'Estang lay siege to Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Benjamin Lincoln
  Georgia and the American Revolution
October 6, 1779 Battle of Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Georgia and the American Revolution
December 1, 1780 George Gauphin (Galphin) dies in Savannah before his trial before British authorities for treason.
  Savannah, Georgia births and deaths
  City of Savannah, Georgia
January 28, 1782 General Wayne captures provisions intended for British Savannah from an outpost on the Altamaha
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  'Mad' Anthony Wayne
  Georgia and the American Revolution
June 14, 1782 Royal Governor James Wright receives orders to abandon Savannah, which he does a week later.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  James Wright
  James Wright
June 23, 1782 General "Mad" Anthony Wayne intercepts a large force of Creek Indians attempting to relieve the British in Savannah. Unknown to General Wayne, he kills Creek Chief Emistesigo (leader of the tribe).
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Creek Indians
  'Mad' Anthony Wayne
  Georgia and the American Revolution
July 10, 1782 British evacuate Savannah after successful campaign by General "Mad" Anthony Wayne
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  'Mad' Anthony Wayne
  Georgia and the American Revolution
July 11, 1782 James Jackson and American forces enter Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  James Jackson
July 13, 1782 Savannah becomes the capitol of Georgia
  City of Savannah, Georgia
February 22, 1785 Last meeting of the Georgia Legislature in Savannah. Augusta would become the next state capital
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  City of Augusta, Georgia
October 3, 1787 William Pierce leaves New York on the sloop Friendship headed for Savannah. With him are copies of the Constitution proposed by the Constitutional Convention and approved by Congress.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
October 10, 1787 William Pierce arrives in Savannah with the Constitution, a copy of the congressinal resolution and letters from Abraham Baldwin and William Few to Governor George Mathews, which he transmits to the governor.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Abraham Baldwin
  William Few
January 20, 1788 First African Baptist Church founded, Savannah, Georgia. It is the first African-American church in the United States.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
February 1, 1788 Patent for steamboat issued to Briggs and Longstreet of Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
December 23, 1789 Savannah incorporates
  City of Savannah, Georgia
March 8, 1790 John Houstoun begins a term as mayor of Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  John Houstoun, Patriot
May 12, 1791 George Washington reaches Savannah via ship and is greeted by, among others, Noble W. Jones, Lachlan McIntosh, Joseph Habersham, and John Houstoun
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  John Houstoun, Patriot
  Lachlan McIntosh
  George Washington in Georgia
  George Washington
March 12, 1792 Joseph Habersham begins a term as mayor of Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
February 13, 1796 Georgia legislature establishes a Mayor's Court in Savannah. This would eventually become the County Court.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
April 19, 1796 Nathaniel Twining announces stagecoach service between Savannah and Augusta. It becomes the first successful service between the cities. An earlier attempt, in 1786 failed in less than a year.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  City of Augusta, Georgia
January 10, 1800 Savannah, Georgia records 18 inches of snow
  City of Savannah, Georgia
November 12, 1811 An American seaman, sailing under a French flag, begins a fight with local sailors who question his motives for sailing on a foriegn vessal. The fight explodes across Savannah's riverfront, begining three days of riots. The riots caused an international incident and the French began raiding American shipping.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
May 8, 1819 President James Monroe arrives in Savannah, staying at the home of William Scarbrough, a local merchant.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
May 22, 1819 S. S. (Steamship) Savannah leaves the city of Savannah for Liverpool.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
July 12, 1819 Thomas Charlton begins term as mayor of Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
January 11, 1820 Great Savannah Fire - helped by a high wind, fire destroyed most of the downtown area. When the fire reached Ellis Square it touched off gunpowder, spreading the fire throughout the city.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
March 19, 1825 Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Montier, the Marquis de Lafayette, arrives in Savannah.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Marquis de Lafayette
December 24, 1828 Julia Henrietta Scarborough marries Savannah cotton factor Godfrey Barnsley
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Godfrey Barnsley and Barnsley Gardens
December 25, 1832 Whites open a hospital for black slaves, Savannah, GA
  City of Savannah, Georgia
September 8, 1834 W. W. Gordon begins term as mayor of Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
May 12, 1839 Georgia Historical Society founded
  City of Savannah, Georgia
July 3, 1850 Diocese of Savannah is established, earliest presence of Catholics in the state (Oglethorpe had banned them).
  City of Savannah, Georgia
October 11, 1853 Casimer Pulaski monument dedicated, Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
December 8, 1856 James P. Screven begins term as mayor of Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
September 16, 1857 Jingle Bells, written by James Pierpont of Savannah, is copywrited
  City of Savannah, Georgia
November 8, 1860 Flag of Independence raised in Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Civil War - 1860
May 17, 1862 Union soldiers from Tybee/Fort Pulaski attempt to land near Savannah (Thunderbolt). They are driven back.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Civil War - 1862
October 31, 1863 Jeff Davis begins a short stay in Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Jefferson Davis
May 18, 1864 Major General Lafayette McLaws is placed in command of the defenses of Savannah, Georgia
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Lafayette McLaws
December 21, 1864 William Tecumseh Sherman captures Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Civil War - 1864
  William Tecumseh Sherman
  March to the Sea
January 16, 1865 From his field headquarters in Savannah, General William Tecumseh Sherman issues Special Field Orders, No. 15, giving "negroes now made free by the acts of war" abandoned coastal land from Charleston to the St. Johns River in Florida
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Slavery in Georgia
December 20, 1866 Georgia Legislature grants a charter to the Savannah, Skidaway and Seaboard Railroad Company to build rail lines to Thunderbolt, the Isle of Hope and Skidaway Island.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
August 21, 1876 Yellow fever strikes Savannah. Within a month 40 people died.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
August 27, 1881 Hurricane smashes the Georgia coast in the vicinity of Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
November 26, 1890 "Georgia State Industrial College for Colored Youths" created near Savannah.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
December 10, 1892 Savannah, Americus and Montgomery (Alabama) Railroad is placed into receivership
  City of Savannah, Georgia
August 13, 1893 "Nancy Hanks," Central Railroad and Banking Company (precursor to Central of Georgia) rail service between Savannah and Atlanta is ended because the rails and railbed were too rough for high-speed service. A number of the locomotives had left the tracks.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
April 18, 1894 In a letter to Caroline Meriwether Goodlett, Anna Davenport Raines explains that both Nashville and Savannah have organizations called "Daughters of the Confederacy" and requesting permission to continue its use, unaware that the Savannah chapter had begun using the name first.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
September 10, 1894 Begun in Nashville and Savannah, the National (later United) Daughters of the Confederacy is organized
  City of Savannah, Georgia
April 27, 1896 General Lafayette McLaws [CS, Longstreet] addresses the Confederates Veterans Association of Savannah and changes the story he gave in his official report, taking James Longstreet to task for the failure at Gettysburg
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Lafayette McLaws
  James Longstreet
July 1, 1900 Combining the old Savannah, Americus and Montgomery Railroad (renamed to the Georgia and Alabama Railroad in 1895) with other assets, 35 year-old John Skelton Williams creates Seaboard Air Line Railway.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
December 27, 1901 Savannah Electric Company is incorporated
  City of Savannah, Georgia
January 15, 1902 Savannah Electric Company purchases the Savannah, Thunderbolt and Isle of Hope Railroad.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
January 23, 1903 An intensity VI earthquake struck Savannah. Epicenter-Tybee Roads
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Earthquakes that have struck Georgia
January 2, 1906 Savannah's City Hall is dedicated
  City of Savannah, Georgia
March 18, 1908 First of three "Great Savannah Races".
March 19, 1908
  City of Savannah, Georgia
March 15, 1910 A Navy tug boat, the Nina, on the way to Havana harbor on a mission to salvage the Maine, disappears after being sighted off the coast at Savannah, Georgia
  City of Savannah, Georgia
March 12, 1912 Juliette Gordon Low organizes the Girl Guides in Savannah. This is the precursor to today's Girl Scouts
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Juliette Gordon Low and the Girl Scouts
June 20, 1912 An intensity V earthquake struck Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Earthquakes that have struck Georgia
December 31, 1917 Seaboard Air Line Railroad inaugural service on a new rail line between Savannah and Charleston greatly reduces the time it takes to travel between these two cities.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
October 28, 1921 Savannah Electric Company merges with the Savannah Power Company to form Savannah Electric & Power
  City of Savannah, Georgia
February 0, 1923 WRAB is licensed in Savannah, GA
  City of Savannah, Georgia
September 30, 1928 Service is inaugurated from the Savannah Municipal Airport by Eastern Air Express to Miami and New York
  City of Savannah, Georgia
November 2, 1930 Thunderbolt Casino and Amusement Park (Savannah) burns down.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
November 18, 1933 Franklin Delano Roosevelt speaks in Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Franklin Delano Roosevelt
November 18, 1933 While in Warm Springs, Franklin Delano Roosevelt journeys to Savannah for Georgia's 150th year celebration, speaking in Fitzgerald and Cordele during the trip
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Franklin Delano Roosevelt
January 3, 1942 The United States Maritime Commission seizes a shipyard in Savannah when their contractor fell behind schedule on completing the facility.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
January 28, 1942 53 days after Pearl Harbor the Eighth Air Force is activated, headquartered at the National Armory on Bull Street in Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Eighth Air Force
August 21, 1946 Savannah trollies make their final run.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
October 15, 1947 Shortly after being seeded with dry ice, a hurricane turns and hits Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
October 15, 1947 Following an attempt to weaken a hurricane by seeding it with dry ice, the storm does an about face and comes ashore near Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
January 18, 1950 Georgia State Industrial College renamed to Savannah State College
  City of Savannah, Georgia
April 5, 1950 The Sandra, a freighter with a cargo of DDT, leaves the port of Savannah en route to Puerto Cabello, Venezuela. She is never seen again
  City of Savannah, Georgia
February 1, 1956 Savannah's WSAV TV signed on the air for the first time. It was an NBC affiliate
  City of Savannah, Georgia
October 19, 1956 Wayne-Gordon house, built by James Moore Wayne, (Savannah mayor, U. S. Congressman, Supreme Court Justice), home to William Washington Gordon (founder of Central of Georgia Railway) and birthplace of his daughter Julliette Gordon Low, and is dedicated as a museum after an extensive renovation
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Juliette Gordon Low and the Girl Scouts
May 22, 1958 Construction begins on the world's first merchant ship with nuclear power, The Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
July 21, 1959 Launch of the merchant vessel Savannah, first nuclear-powered ship in its class
  City of Savannah, Georgia
March 16, 1960 Carolyn Quilloin was arrested after she sat down at the whites only counter in Levy's Department Store in Savannah. She was black.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  The Road to Integration
September 15, 1961 W. W. Law is fired from his job as a Savannah postal worker after the election of G. Elliot Hagan of Sylvania, (Screven County) GA. who made it a campaign promise to have the NAACP leader fired from his job as a postal worker.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  The Road to Integration
  Screven County, Georgia
April 24, 1963 W. W. Law calls for an end to the "night marches" in Savannah, used to encourage blacks to vote because of violence attributed to non-participants during the marches.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  The Road to Integration
November 13, 1966 Savannah Historic District created in an attempt to preserve James Oglethorpe's 1733 plan for the city.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
October 4, 1970 John Rousakis begins a 21-year stint as mayor of Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
February 8, 1973 Savannah records 3.6 inches of snow - most in 100 years
  City of Savannah, Georgia
May 13, 1976 W. W. Law retires as president of the Savannah NAACP after 26 years
  City of Savannah, Georgia
January 23, 1977 Roots, featuring Levar Burton and an all-star cast premiers on ABC. It had been filmed in Savannah and St. Simons Island
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Movies filmed in Georgia
January 5, 1983 Jim Williams appeal is granted based on changes in the testimony of a Savannah policeman
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
May 7, 1984 Savannah is abuzz as a new witness comes forward claiming that Danny Hansford intend to "harm" Jim Williams
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
January 21, 1985 Record breaking cold weather sweeps into Georgia, with the temperature reaching -8 degrees in Atlanta, -6 degrees in Macon and 3 degrees in Savannah
  City of Macon, Georgia
  City of Savannah, Georgia
July 20, 1986 Hottest temperature ever recorded in Savannah - 105 degrees
  City of Savannah, Georgia
August 23, 1989 Off-duty Savannah police officer Mark Allen MacPhail, 27, was shot twice with a .38-caliber pistol as he tried to break up an early morning fight in the Greyhound Bus Station/Burger King restaurant on Oglethorpe Avenue.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
December 15, 1989 Glory, a story of African-American troops during the Civil War, starring Denzel Washinginton, Morgan Freeman and Matthew Broderick, opens in general release. Portions of the movie had been shot in Savannah and on Jekyll Island
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Movies filmed in Georgia
August 28, 1991 A Chatham County Superior Court jury convicts Troy Anthony Davis of killing Savannah police officer Mark Allen MacPhail.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
January 1, 1994 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, a story about Jim Williams of Savannah, who was tried four times (and convicted three times) for the murder of Danny Hansford, is published.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
July 6, 1994 Release date for Forrest Gump, starring Tom Hanks, Robin Penn Wright and Sally Field. The movie featured locations in Savannah.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Movies filmed in Georgia
October 13, 1994 14.26 inches of rain falls on Hunter, GA. 8.80 falls on Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
June 18, 1999 The General's Daughter, starring John Travolta, Madeleine Stowe, James Cromwell, Timothy Hutton and Daniel von Bargen, opens. It was filmed in part at Wormsloe Plantation, Tybee Island and Savannah and grosses 102 million dollars in general release.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Movies filmed in Georgia
March 11, 2000 Two dead in a shooting incident at Savannah High School, Savannah, Georgia
  City of Savannah, Georgia
October 29, 2000 Premiere of The Legend of Bagger Vance, starring Will Smith, Matt Damon, Charlize Theron and Bruce McGill. Some filming took place in Savannah and Jekyll Island.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Movies filmed in Georgia
December 20, 2000 The Gift, starring Cate Blanchett, Keanu Reeves, Giovanni Ribisi, Greg Kinnear, Hilary Swank and Michael Jeter, opens in limited release. It was filmed in Effingham County, Georgia and featured scenes shot in the Georgia cities of Springfield, Savannah, Thunderbolt, and Guyton.
  Chatham County, Georgia
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Effingham County, Georgia
  Movies filmed in Georgia
July 25, 2002 4 murders on the streets of Savannah make this one of the bloodiest days in recent history
  City of Savannah, Georgia






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