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Wormsloe Plantation, Kia is coming to town & On Beckett

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Wormsloe Plantation


Visitors to Savannah typically make a visit to the location of the Wormsloe Plantation, eager to capture a picture of the famous oak-shrouded lane right behind the gates of its front. Few people are aware of the past of the plantation’s ruin that remain.

Wormsloe Plantation is located within the Isle of Hope right outside downtown Savannah. Native American tribes had lived there centuries-specifically the Yamacraw-by the time Oglethorpe and his settlers arrived on the shores of Georgia in 1733.

It was 1736 when Noble Jones, one of the first trustees sought the grant of 5100 acres to the island. It was his occupation as a woodworker at the time of his arrival, but soon became a doctor and businessman who was successful and one of Savannah’s founders. Wormsloe Plantation said to be named after his home in England became a fortification and watchpoint to watch out for hostile Spanish soldiers located in Florida. The house was constructed of tabby, which is concrete formed of oyster shells and Lyme. The eight-foot walls were the defining feature of this stunning architectural marvel. Noble Jones initially utilized indentured servants to assist in the cultivation of crop production and to manage the plantation. But after the establishment of slavery in Savannah around 175, his plantation prospered with the harvest of rice and corn.

Noble died shortly before the start of the Revolutionary War in 1775, leaving Wormsloe to his daughter, Mary Jones Bulloch.

It’s been reported that pirates used the area of Wormsloe Plantation for hiding buried treasure, resulting in many failed treasure-hunting expeditions. During periods of yellow fever, Savannah residents were known to have hidden behind the tall wall at the Plantation.

The gardens of Wormsloe Plantation are among Savannah’s most stunning and revered treasures. Family members of Noble Jones still manage the property today.

Around Town


Business

Kia’s parent firm planning second Georgia plant near Savannah
Kia’s parent firm could build its second automobile factory in Georgia that would employ thousands. Read more.
Kia’s parent firm planning second Georgia plant near Savannah
Kia’s parent firm could build its second automobile factory in Georgia that would employ thousands. Read more.

Community

First African American founded the museum in Savannah, the Kiah House Museum, unveils historic marker
The Kiah House Museum opened to the public in November 1959 and was the first African American founded museum in Savannah. Read more.
First African American founded the museum in Savannah, the Kiah House Museum, unveils historic marker
The Kiah House Museum opened to the public in November 1959 and was the first African American founded museum in Savannah. Read more.

Sports

Meet the Savannah Bananas, TikTok’s favorite baseball team
With nearly 2.5 million TikTok followers and a five-year streak of sold-out games, the Savannah Bananas are known as the ‘Harlem Globetrotters of baseball. Read more.
Meet the Savannah Bananas, TikTok’s favorite baseball team
With nearly 2.5 million TikTok followers and a five-year streak of sold-out games, the Savannah Bananas are known as the ‘Harlem Globetrotters of baseball. Read more.
When will the Savannah Ghost Pirates debut on the ice? Game schedule announced for the inaugural season
On Thursday, the Savannah Ghost Pirates released its 2022-2023 schedule. Read more.
When will the Savannah Ghost Pirates debut on the ice? Game schedule announced for the inaugural season
On Thursday, the Savannah Ghost Pirates released its 2022-2023 schedule. Read more.

What’s happening


Wednesday

An evening with singer-songwriter Matt Venuti
Multi instrumental musical magician – Matt Venuti is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist composer/performer and music video artist who is known for introducing rare and expressive acoustic and electronic instruments to… Read more.
An evening with singer-songwriter Matt Venuti
Multi instrumental musical magician – Matt Venuti is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist composer/performer and music video artist who is known for introducing rare and expressive acoustic and electronic instruments to… Read more.
Walk, Talk, & Breakfast with a Health Coach
Walk, Talk, & Breakfast with a Health Coach Read more.
Walk, Talk, & Breakfast with a Health Coach
Walk, Talk, & Breakfast with a Health Coach Read more.
Board of Public Education Accountability Committee Meeting 
The Board of Education’s Accountability Committee will meet on Tuesday at 3:30 pm. Read more.
Board of Public Education Accountability Committee Meeting 
The Board of Education’s Accountability Committee will meet on Tuesday at 3:30 pm. Read more.

Thursday

ON BECKETT
ON BECKETT explores the works of legendary Irish writer Samuel Beckett through the singular lens of two-time Tony Award winner Bill Irwin. Read more.
ON BECKETT
ON BECKETT explores the works of legendary Irish writer Samuel Beckett through the singular lens of two-time Tony Award winner Bill Irwin. Read more.
Moon Deck LIVE at Electric Moon featuring Individually Twisted
Part of the popular Moon Deck LIVE at Electric Moon concert series, enjoy a performance by Individually Twisted! Plant Riverside District’s free weekly outdoor live music series “Moon Deck LIVE at… Read more.
Moon Deck LIVE at Electric Moon featuring Individually Twisted
Part of the popular Moon Deck LIVE at Electric Moon concert series, enjoy a performance by Individually Twisted! Plant Riverside District’s free weekly outdoor live music series “Moon Deck LIVE at… Read more.

Friday

Universal Funk Orchestra with special guest BASIK LEE
UFO back at The Wormhole. When it comes to exciting music, showmanship, and an ongoing mission to bring the FUNK to the people. No one does this better than The… Read more.
Universal Funk Orchestra with special guest BASIK LEE
UFO back at The Wormhole. When it comes to exciting music, showmanship, and an ongoing mission to bring the FUNK to the people. No one does this better than The… Read more.
Venus In Retro at Elan Savannah
Venus in Retro LINE UP: RUDY LUII, TANZA, LOS, SERCH, HACHERO, ERICK CRUZ, JARAUJO, KRBY, KEVCAS Read more.
Venus In Retro at Elan Savannah
Venus in Retro LINE UP: RUDY LUII, TANZA, LOS, SERCH, HACHERO, ERICK CRUZ, JARAUJO, KRBY, KEVCAS Read more.
ON BECKETT
ON BECKETT explores the works of legendary Irish writer Samuel Beckett through the singular lens of two-time Tony Award winner Bill Irwin. Read more.
ON BECKETT
ON BECKETT explores the works of legendary Irish writer Samuel Beckett through the singular lens of two-time Tony Award winner Bill Irwin. Read more.
Ghost Coast Distillery – ROCKIN’ DISCO DRAG SHOW
Jordan Sophia Alexander & Ghost Coast team up for another FABULOUS NIGHT of Cocktails & Drag Queens! w/ Food Truck on Site!Hey Savannah & Coastal Empire! Jordan and Ghost Coast… Read more.
Ghost Coast Distillery – ROCKIN’ DISCO DRAG SHOW
Jordan Sophia Alexander & Ghost Coast team up for another FABULOUS NIGHT of Cocktails & Drag Queens! w/ Food Truck on Site!Hey Savannah & Coastal Empire! Jordan and Ghost Coast… Read more.

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