Savannah displays maps tracing city's origins

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- Savannah's city government is celebrating its 225th year by displaying a collection of historic maps that show just how much Georgia's oldest city has changed.

City officials unveiled the map display Friday with John and Virginia Duncan, local shop owners who loaned the documents to City Hall. The maps trace Savannah's growth from around the time of the city's founding in 1733 through the 1890s.

Mayor Edna Jackson said, "If these maps could talk, they would tell quite a story."

Savannah will celebrate the 225th anniversary of its city government this December. The maps will remain on display in the City Hall rotunda through the end of the year. Meanwhile, digital scans of 352 postcards from the Duncans' historic collection have been made available for viewing on the city's website.


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