Sunday, September 25, 2011

Why did Oglethorpe choose Yamacraw Bluff?

The passengers waited on board while Oglethorpe and his staff searched for a permanent settlement site. The place decided on was about eighteen miles from the mouth of the Savannah River. On February 12, 1733, Chief Tomochichi allowed the Ann’s passengers to land on sandy Yamacraw Bluff overlooking the Savannah River. According to the report sent to the trustees, Oglethorpe chose the spot on Yamacraw Bluff because, “ Fresh, Springs coming out from the Sides of the Hills. . . .I thought it healthy; For it is sheltered from the Western and southern Winds by vast Woods of Pine Tree.” T


  1. because that's what his daddy told him to do and because their were unicorns there