Pooler, Georgia - Rich in history

06/05/2011  | 

Pooler has come a long way since its humble beginnings as a rail connection to Savannah and the Low Country. The now-thriving Pooler started out as a railroad station. Named for Robert W. Pooler, a Savannah resident who had a plan for a Georgia railroad route, the railroad station soon evolved into an actual town.

Pooler is further entrenched in Civil War history. On a cold night in December 1864, Union General William Tecumseh Sherman and his troops camped out next to the railroad station. It was just the rest he and his troops needed before continuing their March to the Sea and Siege of Savannah, ultimately establishing their place in Civil War history.

Today, the City of Pooler continues to enjoy its own place in history as the home of the internationally-known Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum and headquarters for the Girl Scouts. Each year thousands of visitors come to Pooler to enjoy the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum and the nearby Girl Scout headquarters’ store.

Other attractions include Pooler’s Tom Triplett Park, which is part of the historic Savannah-Ogeechee Barge Canal Trail. The park features a lake that’s great for fishing and biking and also features jogging trails, tennis courts, disc golf and a playground. Pooler recreation attractions include Fun Zone Amusement and Sports Park, Oglethorpe Speedway, Frames-N-Games, Pooler Stadium Cinemas 12, Royal 10 Cinema, and YMCA.  Pooler also boasts a number of recreational attractions such as a recreation complex near city hall and a 102-acre  “super complex” near the Pooler Parkway and two golf courses are in or near Pooler. Kayaking and canoeing rentals and tours of the nearby Ogeechee River are easily available.

As if that isn’t enough, a mix of stores, restaurants, banks, and other conveniences let you stay close to Pooler for shopping needs.  With all of this and more, it’s clear that it is indeed Cooler in Pooler.

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