Walk Our Paths: Savannah
On this page, you will find partial photographs and additional hints to accompany our Savannah scavenger hunt. To view the full collection of complete photos and participate in the scavenger hunt, purchase Walk Our Paths: Savannah here.
Within this cemetery, Union troops billeted on the grounds during the Civil War
Juliette Gordon married William Mackay Low, son of Andrew Low, in 1886. After striking a friendship with General Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scouts in England, she formed the first Girl Scout group in Savannah in 1912.
When Oglethorpe landed at Yamacraw Bluff in 1733, the Creek wife of an English trader from South Carolina helped him obtain this land from Native American leader Tomo-Chi-Chi. Oglethorpe purposed to lay out the city of Savannah in organized squares once settled.
Johnny Mercer was co-founder of Capitol Records and wrote the lyrics for over 1500 songs. Born in Savannah, his great-grandfather was a Confederate War general. Although he never lived there, the Mercer House provided the setting for the murder case described in John Berendt's Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.
Scottish settlers arrived in the new colony of Georgia with James Oglethorpe and built this church on property granted by King George II. Fire destroyed the original building in 1889.
According to local legend, Florence Martus fell in love with a young sailor who asked her to marry him. She agreed and patiently awaited his return after he set sail from Savannah. He never returned, and each day for the next 44 years, Florence stood on a bluff overlooking the river and the mouth of Savannah’s harbor where she waved her apron in greeting to every arriving ship.
William Jasper perished at the siege of Savannah in October 1779. The British occupied Savannah in 1778 during the American Revolution and remained until 1782, even though an invasion force of French and American fighters attempted to retake the city in 1779.
Henri Christophe became king of Haiti and was among the first heads of state of African descent in the western hemisphere.
On July 11, 1733, 42 Jewish refugees from Germany, Spain, and Portugal arrived in Savannah. This synagogue is the South’s oldest Jewish congregation and the third founded in America.
Tomochichi and his wife Senauki greeted General James Oglethorpe and the good ship "Anne" as the first wave of British colonists arrived in Georgia. The Yamacraw greatly impacted the early survival of Savannah after Tomochichi gave Oglethorpe permission to settle the bluff above the river.
Here in Charles Green's mansion, William Tecumseh Sherman wrote his message for President Lincoln, sent by telegram on December 22: “I beg to present to you, as a Christmas gift, the city of Savannah.”
This cross is made of Irish limestone, carved in County Roscommon, Ireland
This Polish adventurer became George Washington’s first cavalry commander and is considered by some as the founder of the American cavalry.
In the 1730s John and Charles Wesley traveled to the new colony of Georgia as missionaries for the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel. They conducted services in Savannah as well as Fort Frederica on St. Simons Island to the south.
This cauldron was lit with the original flame from Olympia, Greece at the Savannah Opening Ceremony on July 20, 1996 and burned throughout the Olympic Yachting events.