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Savannah

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Savannah is a city in and the county seat of Hardin County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 6,917 at the 2000 census.Savannah hosted the NAIA college football national championship game from 1996-2007, and is home to several places of historical significance, including the Cherry Family Mansion.HistoryThe city's original name was Rudd's Ferry, named for James Rudd, an early settler who established a ferry at the site in the early 1820s. Rudd's Ferry was later purchased by a wealthy landowner, David Robinson. The city was renamed "Savannah" after Savannah, Georgia, the hometown of Rudd's wife, Elizabeth.Battle of ShilohHardin County was the site of the 1862 Battle of Shiloh (also known as the "Battle of Pittsburg Landing") during the Civil War. This battleground site is just south of the city of Savannah. Union General Ulysses S. Grant commandeered the Cherry Mansion just off the city square for use as a headquarters during the battle.Pickwick Landing State ParkJust outside Savannah lies Pickwick Landing State Park. Originally a steamboat stop, the Tennessee Valley Authority bought the site in the 1930s during the Great Depression and a constructed a dam so electricity could be a generated. In 1969, Tennessee bought 681acres from the TVA and made it a state park.
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