The Historic Wards & Squares of Savannah, Georgia as first laid out in 1733 by General James Edward Oglethorpe at Yamacraw Bluff.
2016, 18” wide by 18” tall, watercolor on cotton rag paper
Savannah, Georgia is one of the great cities of the South. So many
features make this city a top tourist destination: the people,
architecture, history, food.....and its famous squares. First laid out
in a grid pattern in 1733 by James Oglethorpe, Savannah was one of the
first planned city in the United States. Oglethorpe actually designed a
city in the fledgling Georgia colony that would have wards (that would
be a center for life of the residents) and a central square in each
ward. We celebrate this great city and its contribution to urban
planning with our latest map of the Wards & Squares of Savannah.