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Port Wentworth was named for
Lady Wentworth of England. It is steeped in tradition,
environment and resources. Founded in 1733 and incorporated
in 1957, its history arises out of the native Indian tribes
and first settlers of the Trust Colony of Georgia. From this
background came plantations that extended out from the
Savannah River and provided the foundation for the future
development of the industrial complex that is now the city
and its environs.
industry includes lumber (pulp and paper), railroad, ship
building, sugar refinery, banking and brick kilns that
produce what is known today as "Savannah Gray Brick". It was
in this area that Eli Whitney revolutionized the South by
inventing the cotton gin in 1793.
The city, located in
Eastern Georgia at 32° 9' 52" North, 81° 10' 48" West, is
11.22 square miles with a total population of 3,276
(according to a 2000 census). This Chatham County town is
conveniently located near neighboring counties (Effingham
and Bryan). Port Wentworth is minutes from the Savannah /
Hilton Head International Airport, Tybee Island beach,
Historic Savannah District and the Georgia Ports Authority.
It can be reached by taking the northern most exit on
Interstate 95 (Exit 109) in Georgia. Extending in both
directions on Highway 21 at the base of that exit, the
center of town is 3 miles to the south.
Port Wentworth is a quaint,
southern town that offers a view of Georgia's past and
present. We invite you to discover this city's rich history
and be part of its bright future.
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