Strange Savannah Facts

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SavannahAfter years of doing Savannah Ghost Tours, one learns a few pieces of strange or unusual things about the Hostess City. Here is an attempt to list a few of these.

  • There are only 612 tombstones in Colonial Park Cemetery but almost 10,000 bodies
  • After closing it’s doors to burials, a tombstone was added to Colonial Park Cemetery for a woman named Amie Arnold who died in 1872. She is not buried there and there is no record of her in any other Savannah cemetery.
  • The crypts in Colonial Park are made to resemble beds. Headboard in front, footboard in back. They were once even covered by vines to resemble blankets!
  • Spanish Moss is not really moss at all. It is in the Pineapple family.
  • John Wilkes Booth may have performed at the Savannah Theater while visiting his brother.
  • In the movie Forrest Gump, Jenny’s Savannah address is 1947 Henry St. You’ll never find it because it’s a fictional address.
  • Juliette Gordon Lowe, founder of the Girl Scouts of America, was born in Savannah and now lies in Laurel Grove Cemetery
  • The blues/folk songs Delia and Delia’s Gone are based off of a murder that happened in Savannah in the early 1900’s.

If you know of any other strange facts, put them in the comments below!