The Welcome Station City

Sylvania-Screven County Georgia

Approximately 60 miles north of Savannah Georgia on route to Augusta is the small city of Sylvania.  The downtown area has gone through a revitalization and browsing in the small shops is easy with sidewalks and parking making them very accessible.  Since I would be toting a companion in a stroller today it worked out well. The walk was short and it finished off sweet with lunch of chicken and waffles in a neighboring community.

From the City of Sylvania:

“Cotton played a major role in Sylvania’s history following Eli Whitney’s invention of the cotton gin in 1793. The flat fields and rich, fertile soil were perfect for growing cotton then and now. In 2010 more than 30,000 acres were planted in cotton here.

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By 1830 the county was filled with people. The county seat was moved to Sylvania from its former location at Jacksonborough in 1847 by an act of the state legislature. The land was purchased from Charles Church for $1 per acre, and a courthouse and jail were built at the new location. Sylvania was incorporated in 1854.”

From Georgia.gov:

“On December 24, 1847, Sylvania, “The Welcome Station City”, became the county seat for Screven County. The city takes its name from the Latin phrase “Place in the Woods.”

Tourists travel from all over the nation to visit the city’s Brier Creek Battle Site, a famous battle site of the Revolutionary War. Also of interest for history buffs is Sylvania’s downtown, which is home to masonry buildings that reflect the small town architecture of the 1920s and 1930s.

Some of the year-round festivals held in Sylvania include the Annual Livestock Festival in April and the Annual Air Exposition held in late September through early October.”

Here is a location map for I95, I16 and east coast travelers, hop off the interstates and there is a lot to see.  From: Google Maps

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A very big thanks to RestlessJo for keeping me motivated to walk and being able to share Coastal Georgia and South Carolina with all of you 🙂 Thanks for stopping by

Alice

Jo’s Monday walk

 

 

 

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