Jewish Colonists

Jewish Colonists (HMHQG)

Location: Savannah, GA 31401 Chatham County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 4.9', W 81° 5.443'

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Near this site on July 11, 1733, five monthsafter Oglethorpe founded Georgia, 42 Jewishcolonists, having sailed from London,disembarked from the William and Sarah.It was the largest group of Jews ever to sail on one vessel from North America in Colonial Times.

All of the families, with the exception of three, were Sephardic Jews, originally from Portugalor Spain; the other three families were Germanic.

Congregation Mickve Israel July 11, 1983.
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Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 8:19am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 491438 N 3549491
Decimal Degrees32.08166667, -81.09071667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 4.9', W 81° 5.443'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 4' 54.00" N, 81° 5' 26.58" W
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Area Code(s)478, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-78 E River St, Savannah GA 31401, US
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