Historic Markers Across Georgia

Landing of the Jews — July 1733

Marker ID:  
Location: on E River St, Savannah, GA
County: Chatham
Coordinates: N 32° 04.897    W 081° 05.422
  32.08161666    -81.09036666
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WM6RVN
Landing of the Jews — July 1733 Marker  


Near this site on July 11, 1733, five months after Oglethorpe founded Georgia, 42 Jewish colonists, having sailed from London, disembarked from the William and Sarah. It was the largest group of Jews ever to sail on one vessel for North America in colonial times.

All of the families, with the exception of three, were Sephardic Jews, originally from Portugal or Spain; the other three families were Germainc.

Erected by Congregation Mickve Israel July 11, 1983


Landing of the Jews — July 1733