ABOUT THE CITY OF POOLER HOMES FOR SALE AND THE LOCAL COMMUNITY
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In December 1864 as William Sherman moved in on Savannah. General Sherman promised to "give Savannah to President Lincoln for a Christmas present", and Christmas was fast approaching. Thus it was that group of harassed Yankees that pitched a camp astride the Central of Georgia Railway at Pooler Station that cold December 9, 1864. Sherman stepped out of his headquarters tent, 300 yards west of the station and peered down the long, straight stretch of rails into the very heart of this seaside city of Savannah, which he was besieging. There were perhaps less than 200 war-wearied souls in this lonely, impoverished community of Pooler and neither they nor the General could envision the Pooler that is in existence today.
Pooler was named after Robert William Pooler in 1838 and was a very civic-minded resident of Savannah and worked for the Central of Georgia Railroad. Mr. William W. Gordon, President of the Central of Georgia, named the first station west of Savannah after this hard working young man of whom he was very proud. Mr. Pooler had worked long and hard to establish a "feasibility study" of the venture in the towns and counties through which a proposed railroad would extend. Mr. Gordon and Mr. Pooler were both graduate law and engineering students, both born the same year, 1796, and each took a prominent part in the civic and military affairs of Savannah. Mr. Pooler never lived in the community named after him, and died on Christmas Day, 1853, at his residence on Bull and Liberty Streets in Savannah, and was buried in Colonial Cemetery, but later his body was interred in Laurel Grove Cemetery.
In 1907, Pooler was incorporated. Mr. H.G. Beaufort was the first mayor. A town hall was erected in 1923 in order to have a permanent place to transact municipal business. One of the first woman to vote in the State of Georgia was Mrs. Gary Goggins, who was also the only woman alderman for the Town of Pooler in the early 1900's.
The town grew by leaps and bounds with the establishment of banks, automobile service stations and repair shops, restaurants, and with the opening of Interstate 95, many more shops and industries near and in the fair City of Pooler. The Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum opened in 1996, bringing the veterans of the Eighth Air Force back "home".
Today, Pooler is a vibrant community and is a perfect place to raise a family, to start or grow a business, or to relocate your business for a better quality of life and a better quality of business. To find out more about Pooler click here.
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