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Gamble Collection: The Story of Tybee Island

This scrapbook contains information about the history of the Island, politics, Highway 80 linking Savannah and Tybee Island, the Savannah and Tybee Railroad, the lighthouse, the Martello Tower, the beach and a second Island called Little Tybee.

Tybee Island is a small barrier island located about 16 miles east of Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia. A small town was developed on the Island. According to Georgia Place Names by Kenneth K. Krakow, Ocean City was the small town's name when it was incorporated in 1887. The following year the town became known as Tybee. In 1929, the name was changed to Savannah Beach and later became the City of Tybee. The city limits now include all of Tybee Island. The Lighthouse on Tybee Island is sometimes referred to as the Tybee Light. The Savannah River empties into the Atlantic Ocean at Tybee.

Table Of Contents

Birth Of Tybee

Court's Decision On Tybee Voting

Economy Of George Washington

Golden Jubilee Celebration

History of Tybee Island

Judge Russell's Opinion On Tybee Voting

Little Tybee Plan

Mayor Gamble Talks About Tybee

Meaning Of Tybee

Old Days At Tybee Island

Resort Development

Road To Tybee

Savannah Beach Golden Anniversary

Savannah Beach Town Meeting

Savannah Planning Access To The Seashore

Some Pages From The Story Of Tybee Island

Structures Stop Erosion

Tales Of Tybee

Tybee Election On May 1

Tybee Light A Landmark

Tybee Lighthouse 150 Year Anniversary

Tybee Lighthouse 150 Years Old

Tybee Lighthouse Image

Tybee Road Cost

Tybee Voting System Upset

Tybee's Birthday Party

View Of Tybee Image




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