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The town of Savannah was created from the town of Galen on November 24, 1824, and is comprised of nearly 21,000 acres. A savannah is an extensive open plain covered with grass. The town was aptly named. The southwest portion of Savannah is comprised of an extensive swamp of nearly 1,900 acres which was covered with coarse grass.

Savannah was a part of Lot 27 of the Military Tract, land given to officers and men who served in the Revolutionary Army from the State of New York. It is bounded on the north by Butler, on the east by Cayuga County, on the south by Seneca County and on the west by Galen...

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  • Lorin Brown taught the first school in the Town of Savannah, NY in 1817.


  • The Town of Savannah was created from the Town of Galen on November 4, 1824.

    www.wikipedia.org

  • The first Town Meeting in Savannah, New York was held in a 'Tavern' Called "The Crusoe House" in April of 1825.


  • In 1853-54 the direct line of the N.Y. Central Railroad was constructed through the Town of Savannah.


  • 1854 - Savannah
    Savannah, a post-village in Savannah town ship, Wayne co., New York, on the Syracuse and Rochester railroad, about 36 miles W. from Syracuse....Read MORE...


  • Savannah - Joseph Remer built and ran the first blacksmith shop in 1854
    History of Wayne County, New York; With Illustrations Descriptive of Its Scenery, Palatial Residences, Public Buildings, Fine Blocks, and Important...Read MORE...


  • Savanna hotel, the only public-house in the place, and the second one in the town, was erected by Archibald Munson in 1858, and opened on February 20, 1859, by Bela Smith and A. J. Squires, lessees.
    History of Wayne County, New York; With Illustrations Descriptive of Its Scenery, Palatial Residences, Public Buildings, Fine Blocks, and Important...Read MORE...


  • 1860 Savannah
    SAVANNAH - was formed from Galen, Nov. 24, 1824. It is the S E. corner town of the co. Its surface is broken by drift ridges in the N., and is low...Read MORE...


  • The Presbyterian Church of Savannah was organized in the district school-house in that village, in 1864, by Rev. Mr. Wilson and Rev. Mr. Young, a committee of ministers, both of Lyons, and with seventeen constituent members...
    History of Wayne County, New York; With Illustrations Descriptive of Its Scenery, Palatial Residences, Public Buildings, Fine Blocks, and Important...Read MORE...


  • Savannah - The steam stave-mill, belonging to Hiram Diefendorff, was burned to the ground in the fall of 1866, and was rebuilt the following year.
    History of Wayne County, New York; With Illustrations Descriptive of Its Scenery, Palatial Residences, Public Buildings, Fine Blocks, and Important...Read MORE...


  • 1867 Directory of the Town of Savannah
    There is but one post office (Savannah) in this town. Some of the residents, however, get their mail at South Butler and Clyde, in adjoining towns,...Read MORE...


  • The Methodist Episcopal Church of Savannah was the second religious organization established in the town, dating from about 1867; their church building was erected soon after. It was dedidated in November, 1870.
    History of Wayne County, New York; With Illustrations Descriptive of Its Scenery, Palatial Residences, Public Buildings, Fine Blocks, and Important...Read MORE...


  • The Saint Patrick's Church of Savannah (Roman Catholic) was commenced in the summer of 1875.
    History of Wayne County, New York; With Illustrations Descriptive of Its Scenery, Palatial Residences, Public Buildings, Fine Blocks, and Important...Read MORE...


  • Savannah, New York, USA
    Four Track and West Shore Station, Savannah, N.Y.
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  • 1895 - Savannah
    HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF SAVANNAH

    Savannah, the southeast corner town in Wayne county, was formed from Galen on November 24, 1825. It comprises the...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Savannah
    Savannah, a post-village in Savannah township, Wayne co., N.Y., on the New York Central Railroad, 32 miles W. of Syracuse, and 6 miles E. of Clyde....Read MORE...


  • 1906
    Savannah, a post-village in Savannah township (town), Wayne co., N.Y., on the New York Central and Hudson River and the West Shore Rs., 32 miles W....Read MORE...




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  • Lorin Brown taught the first school in the Town of Savannah, NY in 1817.
  • The Town of Savannah was created from the Town of Galen on November 4, 1824.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • The first Town Meeting in Savannah, New York was held in a 'Tavern' Called "The Crusoe House" in April of 1825.
  • In 1853-54 the direct line of the N.Y. Central Railroad was constructed through the Town of Savannah.
  • Savannah - Joseph Remer built and ran the first blacksmith shop in 1854
    History of Wayne County, New York; With Illustrations Descriptive of Its Scenery, Palatial Residences, Public Buildings, Fine Blocks, and Important... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Savannah
    Savannah, a post-village in Savannah town ship, Wayne co., New York, on the Syracuse and Rochester railroad, about 36 miles W. from Syracuse.... Read MORE...

  • Savanna hotel, the only public-house in the place, and the second one in the town, was erected by Archibald Munson in 1858, and opened on February 20, 1859, by Bela Smith and A. J. Squires, lessees.
    History of Wayne County, New York; With Illustrations Descriptive of Its Scenery, Palatial Residences, Public Buildings, Fine Blocks, and Important... Read MORE...

  • 1860 Savannah
    SAVANNAH - was formed from Galen, Nov. 24, 1824. It is the S E. corner town of the co. Its surface is broken by drift ridges in the N., and is low... Read MORE...

  • The Presbyterian Church of Savannah was organized in the district school-house in that village, in 1864, by Rev. Mr. Wilson and Rev. Mr. Young, a committee of ministers, both of Lyons, and with seventeen constituent members...
    History of Wayne County, New York; With Illustrations Descriptive of Its Scenery, Palatial Residences, Public Buildings, Fine Blocks, and Important... Read MORE...

  • Savannah - The steam stave-mill, belonging to Hiram Diefendorff, was burned to the ground in the fall of 1866, and was rebuilt the following year.
    History of Wayne County, New York; With Illustrations Descriptive of Its Scenery, Palatial Residences, Public Buildings, Fine Blocks, and Important... Read MORE...

  • 1867 Directory of the Town of Savannah
    There is but one post office (Savannah) in this town. Some of the residents, however, get their mail at South Butler and Clyde, in adjoining towns,... Read MORE...

  • The Methodist Episcopal Church of Savannah was the second religious organization established in the town, dating from about 1867; their church building was erected soon after. It was dedidated in November, 1870.
    History of Wayne County, New York; With Illustrations Descriptive of Its Scenery, Palatial Residences, Public Buildings, Fine Blocks, and Important... Read MORE...

  • The Saint Patrick's Church of Savannah (Roman Catholic) was commenced in the summer of 1875.
    History of Wayne County, New York; With Illustrations Descriptive of Its Scenery, Palatial Residences, Public Buildings, Fine Blocks, and Important... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Savannah
    HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF SAVANNAH

    Savannah, the southeast corner town in Wayne county, was formed from Galen on November 24, 1825. It comprises the... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Savannah
    Savannah, a post-village in Savannah township, Wayne co., N.Y., on the New York Central Railroad, 32 miles W. of Syracuse, and 6 miles E. of Clyde.... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Savannah, a post-village in Savannah township (town), Wayne co., N.Y., on the New York Central and Hudson River and the West Shore Rs., 32 miles W.... Read MORE...

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