Tybee Island is a obstacle island in Chatham County, Georgia near Savannah in the southeastern United States. The title Tybee Island is also applied for the city situated on part of this area. The island is the easternmost position in the state of Georgia. The popular term “From Rabun Gap to Tybee Light,” intended to demonstrate the geographic variety of Georgia, discrepancies a mountain pass near the state’s northernmost position with the coastal island’s famous lighthouse.
This island legally renamed Savannah Beach in a promotion move at the end of the 1950s, the city of Tybee Island has since reverted to its initial name. The small island which has extended been a silent getaway for the citizens of Savannah has turn out to be a well-known holiday location with visitors from outside the Savannah metropolitan area.
Tybee Island’s specific location near the mouth of the Savannah River has made the island’s northern tip the perfect place for a lighthouse since Georgia’s early settlement period. It is 1st develop in 1736, the lighthouse is made of brick and wood and endure 90 feet tall creating it the great structure in America at that time. The next lighthouse is construct in 1742 when beach break down confronted the first. Part of the 3rd lighthouse at the site construct in 1773, even now stands as the bottom 60 feet of the current lighthouse. The top 94 feet of the existing lighthouse added in 1867.
Tybee Island Location
Chatham County, Georgia, Southeastern United States