Located in the Deep South, historic Savannah is today an industrial port and resort. Deeply rich in American’s Southern history, it is also the nation’s first planned city, laid out in 1733.
Get away! Thunderbird Inn is pleased to reside in Savannah’s New Deep South and to showcase Savannah’s great southern-retro experiences. This means we celebrate the New Deep South’s southern southerness, and the unique images of Savannah’s unique culture being revived by new generations. The pace and speech are slower.
Savannah tour guide Ted Eldridge‘s enthusiasm is not missed when he begins, “this paradise, Savannah, tucked away in this little corner of the Deep South….”
MORE DEEP SOUTH INSIGHTS
The Deep South — the Lower South — is thought of as “Southern” exists in its most concentrated form. (1) Savannah is among the Deep South cities that compete to exude the most southerness. Generally referred to as the American South, Dixie, Down South, or simply the South, there is also the New Deep South that emerged in 1940.
The Deep South is defined in the U.S. Department of State publication, “An Outline of American Geography.) by Stephen S. Birdsall and John Florin:
The region of southern culture – the Deep South – can be viewed as a geographic composite of beliefs, attitudes, patterns, habits, and institutions….
Prior to the mid-20th century, most of the South’s population, and certainly its leadership, appeared to react to events as though the South was a separate country, reluctantly required to continue dealing with a northern neighbor. Since the later 1930s, however, and especially since the later 1940s, trends and pressures external to the South began to infiltrate the region and break down its isolation….”
Click to read more about the Deep South from this publication.
DeepSouthUSA.com talks of “city-centre” “simple roadside hotels” when advising U.K. travelers to America’s Deep South.
Source (1): “1001 Things Everyone Should Know About the South”. John Reed and Dale Volberg Reed. Doubleday 1996