Savannah is a city in and the county seat of Hardin County, Tennessee, United States.[6] The population was 6,982 at the 2010 census.[7] Savannah hosted the NAIA college football national championship game from 1996 to 2007, and is home to several places of historical significance, including the Cherry Family Mansion.[8]


1 History

1.1 Battle of Shiloh 1.2 Pickwick Landing State Park

2 Geography 3 Demographics 4 Notable people 5 References 6 External links

History[edit] The city's original name was "Rudd's Ferry", named for James Rudd, an early settler who established a ferry at the site in the early 1820s. Rudd's Ferry was later purchased by a wealthy landowner, David Robinson. The city was renamed "Savannah" after Savannah, Georgia, the hometown of Rudd's wife, Elizabeth.[1] Battle of Shiloh[edit] Main article: Battle of Shiloh Hardin County was the site of the 1862 Battle of Shiloh
Battle of Shiloh
(also known as the "Battle of Pittsburg Landing") during the Civil War. The battleground site is 10 miles (16 km) southwest of the city of Savannah. Union General Ulysses S. Grant
Ulysses S. Grant
commandeered the Cherry Mansion just off the city square for use as a headquarters during the battle.

Savannah Courthouse

Pickwick Landing State Park[edit] Pickwick Landing State Park
Pickwick Landing State Park
is 12 miles (19 km) south of Savannah. Originally a steamboat stop, the Tennessee
Valley Authority bought the site in the 1930s during the Great Depression and a constructed a dam so electricity could be a generated. In 1969, Tennessee
bought 681 acres (276 ha) from the TVA and made it a state park.[9] Geography[edit] Savannah is located just west of the center of Hardin County at 35°13′25″N 88°14′13″W / 35.22361°N 88.23694°W / 35.22361; -88.23694 (35.223674, -88.237011),[10] on the east bank of the Tennessee
River. U.S. Route 64
U.S. Route 64
passes through the center of town on Bridge Avenue, Main Street, and Wayne Road. US 64 leads east 30 miles (48 km) to Waynesboro and west 21 miles (34 km) to Selmer. Tennessee
State Route 69 leads southeast 26 miles (42 km) to the Alabama
border. Florence, Alabama, is 49 miles (79 km) southeast of Savannah via SR 69 and Alabama
State Route 20. According to the United States Census
Bureau, Savannah has a total area of 6.5 square miles (16.9 km2), all of it recorded as land.[7] Demographics[edit]

Historical population

Census Pop.

1850 466

1870 328

1880 1,006


1890 1,087


1920 758

1930 1,129


1940 1,504


1950 1,698


1960 4,315


1970 5,576


1980 6,992


1990 6,547


2000 6,917


2010 6,982


Est. 2016 7,019 [3] 0.5%


County courthouse dedication plaque at the city square

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 6,917 people, 2,915 households, and 1,862 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,207.5 people per square mile (466.1/km²). There were 3,206 housing units at an average density of 559.7 per square mile (216.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 89.79% White, 8.56% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.13% of the population. There were 2,915 households out of which 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% were married couples living together, 15.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.1% were non-families. 32.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.83. In the city, the population was spread out with 22.4% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 20.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 85.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.7 males. The median income for a household in the city was $22,779, and the median income for a family was $29,771. Males had a median income of $26,311 versus $20,219 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,101. About 20.7% of families and 23.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.4% of those under age 18 and 16.5% of those age 65 or over. Notable people[edit]

John Barnhill, football player, coach, and collegiate athletics administrator Stubby Clapp, Minor League baseball player Geron Davis, musician and composer Hank DeBerry, Major League baseball catcher in the early 20th century Jim Hardin, Major League pitcher from 1967-1973, World Series champion in 1970 Bolden Reush Harrison, naval officer and Medal of Honor recipient Chad Harville, Major League pitcher Granville Hinton, politician Myles Horton, educator and civil rights activist Elizabeth Patterson, actress in films and on I Love Lucy Herman L. Wolfe, Sr., politician Darryl Worley, country music performer


^ a b c The History of Cherry Mansion, 12 January 2011. Retrieved: 4 February 2013. ^ Tennessee
Blue Book, 2005-2006, pp. 618-625. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.  ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census
Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.  ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census
Summary File
1 (G001): Savannah city, Tennessee". American Factfinder. U.S. Census
Bureau. Retrieved January 30, 2018.  ^ " - Mainstreet". Retrieved 2016-01-10.  ^ "Pickwick Landing State Park". Retrieved 2016-01-29.  ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.  ^ " Census
of Population and Housing: Decennial Censuses". United States Census
Bureau. Retrieved 2012-03-04.  ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census
Bureau. Archived from the original on 17 June 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 

External links[edit]

of Savannah official website


v t e

Municipalities and communities of Hardin County, Tennessee, United States

County seat: Savannah


Crump Savannah


Adamsville‡ Milledgeville‡ Saltillo


Olivet Walnut Grove

Unincorporated communities

Big Ivy Bucktown Caney Hollow Cerro Gordo Childers Hill Counce Crossroads Grandview Hamburg Hinkle Hookers Bend Hurley Lebanon Maddox Morris Chapel Nixon Oak Grove Olivehill Pickwick Dam Pittsburg Landing Pyburn Red Sulphur Springs Shady Grove Shiloh Southside Swift Thompson Crossroads Walkertown Winn Springs


‡This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county