Introduction to Savannah, Tennessee

Savannah, Tennessee, in Hardin county, is 41 miles SE of Jackson, Tennessee and 101 miles E of Memphis, Tennessee. There are 6,917 residents in the city.

Savannah History

Savannah is the county seat of Hardin County, which was named in honor of Colonel Joseph Hardin. The area originally served as the hunting grounds of Native Americans. It was first settled in the early 1800s. The city was originally known as Rudd's Ferry. It was named after Savannah, Georgia.

Savannah and nearby Attractions

  • Horse Creek Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Tennessee River Museum
  • Cherry Mansion
  • Shiloh National Military Park
  • Pickwick Landing State Park
  • Coon Creek Science Center

Things To Do In Savannah

Savannah is home to many parks and playgrounds, including the Wayne Jerrolds River Park, Riverside City Park and the Hank Deberry Complex. One can also pay a visit to the Savannah Historic District while in the city. History buffs should visit the Tennessee River Museum, Cherry Mansion and the Shiloh National Military Park. The Horse Creek Wildlife Sanctuary and the Pickwick Landing State Park offer a wide variety of opportunities for recreation. The city hosts the Hardin County Fair every September.

Savannah Transportation

Memphis International is the nearest major airport.

Savannah Higher Education

The University of North Alabama, Jackson State Community College and Northeast Mississippi Community College provide programs in higher studies.


Total Population 7,032
Male Share of the Population 45.9%
Female Share of the Population 54.1%
Senior Citizens 20.9%
Employed Population 16+ 2,190
Age of the Population 44


% of people married 41.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $36,524
% Above Poverty Level 69.3%
% Below Poverty Level 30.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%


People Living Alone 38.3%
Median Gross Rent $580
Median House Value $86,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.7%
US/American 0%
English 6.2%
Irish 12.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Savannah Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 41 miles SE of Jackson, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 101 miles E of Memphis, Tennessee
County Hardin
Standard Zip Codes 38372
Phone Area Codes 731
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.224
Longitude -88.249

Savannah Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 6.4 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 49 F
Apr Temp 47 to 74 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 48 to 75 F
Annual Precip 58.8 inches
Station SELMER
Distance 20.2 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 47 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 67 to 90 F
Oct Temp 46 to 74 F
Annual Precip 57.4 inches
Distance 26.1 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 49 F
Apr Temp 51 to 74 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 50 to 75 F
Annual Precip 56.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Adamsville 2,306 $42,500
Crump 1,166 $37,050
Milledgeville 204 $36,250
Saltillo 557 $42,083
Sardis 460 $50,625
Stantonville 291 $33,250

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Savannah Public Libraries

Hardin County Library
Savannah, Tennessee
(731) 925-4314

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Savannah Hospitals

(Government - Local)
(731) 926-8000
Emergency Service: Yes

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