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How Savannah Was Named...

Do you know where the name for the city of Savannah came from?
Bet you think it's some fancy southern name that means 'gorgeous city' or 'azalea heaven'...something like that.

If that's what you think, then I have to tell you that you are wrong.
Completely and totally wrong.

I met a wonderful person, Paulette, in Savannah last week, when our travel site, Slowtrav, held a get-together for everyone in Canada and the US who wanted to come. Paulette told me the true story about where the name 'Savannah' comes from. You'll be surprised when you find out!

Paulette's brother and sister-in-law have a beautiful little daughter who is 4 years old. Paulette's brother adores the city of Savannah, so he named his only child Savannah, because of his love for the city.

I just received an e-mail from Paulette, telling me that her niece, Savannah, has informed the family that she just found out that there is a city that has been named for her!
Bet you didn't know that!

"Perhaps it was the massive oaks draped with Spanish moss, or the gracious wrought-iron-accented buildings, or the cobblestone walkways along the riverfront, but my first and lasting impression of Savannah was a sense of deja vu, like a vague distant memory evoked by some provocative fragrance." ~ Alice Ross


Comments (1)


I adore the photo with the Spanish moss! The "dripping" moss was one of the things that delighted me as a child when my family slowly drove down through the Southern States en route to Florida years ago.

Thanks, Anne!
I also love the Spanish moss...it is so graceful and lush.

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