Richmond Hill, Georgia is one of the fastest-growing communities in the Savannah area. Richmond Hill has nice weather, with mild winters and hot summers, similar to most of the southeast. The city is a family community, strategically located just minutes south of Savannah with a population of about 10,000 residents (within the city limits). Among the many things that have made Richmond Hill such a great place to live is a diminished crime rate, exceptional schools, business opportunities, and great recreational facilities. Also, you can find some of the most beautiful neighborhoods in the region, such as Buckhead.
The City of Richmond Hill GA states: “Visitors are impressed by Richmond Hill’s southern charm, rich history, outdoor adventures, and great local seafood. Whether you are attracted to antique hunting or you appreciate our unique heritage and architecture, Richmond Hill offers relief from the congestion of the big city while providing a variety of hometown restaurants for an assortment of appetites and safe lodging for those desiring an extended stay.”
Richmond Hill GA History
Richmond Hill has a historical connection to Henry Ford, since Ford lived in Richmond Hill (formerly known as Ways Station), during the winter. Also, Henry Ford built the complex known as the “Ford Farms” along the Ogeechee River in the 1930s.
“Ford’s dwelling was built on the site of Richmond Plantation, which was burned by elements of General William T. Sherman’s army at the conclusion of the “March to the Sea”. Ford’s holdings eventually totaled 85,000 acres (340 km2) of agricultural and timberlands, most of which is now owned by the State of Georgia or ITT Rayonier, a timber company” (Wikipedia).
Richmond Hill hosts a number of community events at J.F. Gregory Park. Throughout the year the community comes together for supporting special events and causes, such as:
- Annual Easter Extravaganza
- Annual Memorial Day Observance
- Annual First Day of Summer Prayer Breakfast
- National Night Out
- Old Time Family Fourth of July Festival & Fireworks
- Annual Pumpkin Patch
- Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival,
- Annual Veterans Day Observance
- Annual Chili Cook-off
The Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival is the biggest annual event with approximately 40,000 people.