Savannah, Georgia

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Savannah is the oldest city in the United States state of Georgia, and it serves as the county seat of the county of Chatham. The city of Savannah, Georgia, was founded in 1733 on the banks of the Savannah River and grew to become the British colonial capital of the Province of Georgia and, subsequently, the first state capital of Georgia. Savannah was a vital port city throughout the American Revolution and the American Civil War, and it continues to be so today as an industrial hub and an important Atlantic seaport on the coast of Georgia. It is the fifth-largest city in Georgia, with a population of 147,780 according to the 2020 U.S. Census. The Savannah metropolitan area, Georgia's third-largest, had a population of 404,798 in 2020, according to the United States Census Bureau.

Savannah draws millions of tourists each year to its cobblestone streets, parks, and historic structures, which are all listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Georgia Historical Society (the oldest continuously operating historical society in the South), the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences (one of the South's first public museums), the First African Baptist Church (one of the oldest African-American Baptist congregations in the United States), Temple Mickve Israel (the third-oldest synagogue in the United States), and the Centennial Building are among the buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. The Centennial Building is a National Register of Historic Places and is listed on the National (the oldest standing antebellum rail facility in the U.S.).