Savanna, Georgia was founded about 1733 by John Oglethorpe as a British colony to repel the Spanish from invading and claiming the area. Oglethorpe designed the colonial town on a grid with dozens of little postage stamp sized parks everywhere. In one historic park was the tall stone memorial. When you see it you think a king or president was buried there, but it is actually the grave and memorial of Tomo-Chi-Chi. He was a member of the Yamacraws a tribe of the Indian Creek Nation. He was a good friend to the English and OlgeThorpe in establishing the military colony.