Welcome to the City of Guyton! This city is defined less by boundaries on a map than by the sense of shared values the residents hold dear. Guyton takes pride in maintaining a wholesome lifestyle, rich in cultural history, along with a deep commitment to the preservation of our environment and a progressive approach to local business. While some of the early settlers came from the Savannah area, it seems that most came from North and South Carolina. In 1792 a tract of 250 acres (1.0 km2) of land in the form of a land warrant from Effingham County was issued to Squire Zachariah White. The community became known as “Whitesville.” The Central of Georgia Railroad Company, having a charter to build and operate a railroad from Savannah to Macon and on to Marthasville (now Atlanta), laid their track through Whitesville in 1837 or 1838, they referred to this place as Station Number 30. After a short time, locals asked the railroad company to give this place a name so they could request the federal government to place a post office here. Since there was another town in the state named Whitesville, Mr. W. W. Gordon, President of the Central Railroad, named this location “Guyton”, after Archibald Guyton, a prominent local citizen. The U. S. Post Office established a post office at Guyton, Georgia, on December 31, 1851.
Guyton was an affluent town by the time of the Civil War. During the Civil War, the Confederacy built a hospital in Guyton. There are 26 Confederate soldiers buried in the local cemetery. When General Sherman marched from Atlanta to Savannah on his burn and destroy mission, he came through Guyton with his main body of troops. It took five days for his army to pass through, with some of his troops looting, burning, and stealing. The depot and tracks were destroyed, which could explain why some records of this period are not complete. In 1887, Guyton was incorporated and issued a town charter by the State of Georgia. The local member of the Georgia Legislature who had the bill introduced and passed was Colonel Clarance Guyton, a grandson of Archibald Guyton.
Where the locals go to eat: Guyton residents enjoy local favorites which include:
Zoners Pizza, Wings, and Waffles: The inspiration of a group of family-owned neighborhood pizzerias who joined together to better serve our local community with high-quality handmade food, gourmet pizzas, special dishes, and secret sauces sought by families and foodies alike. Locals love Herschel Walker’s famous 34 Chicken and Waffles!
The Brass Rail: Serving up live music, upscale bar food, and great drink specials! Guyton residents enjoy supporting this local restaurant while enjoying wings, juicy hamburgers, and locally brewed libations.
Southern Kafe on 17: “Real people, Real Home Feel, and Real Good Food” This down-home southern cafeteria-style restaurant is the real deal when it comes to soul food. The menu includes southern seafood favorites, home-made meatloaf, and fried chicken with all the “fixins!”
Shopping and Attractions: The city of Guyton has some unique antique stores which are all locally owned. Residents also drive 27 minutes to Pooler, Ga to shop at the Tanger Outlets, and 17 minutes to Rincon to enjoy big box store favorites.
Guyton Antiques and Collectables: Stop in and cool off a little with a no-pressure sales store, who love to chat and always have butter scotches to share! Their vendors are always bringing in new “old” goodies to make your home farmhouse chic.
Sassy Southern Boutique: Husbands beware! This locally owned and operated womens and childrens boutique sells everything from adorable dresses and tops to great shorts, sandals, and accessories galore! Stop in or shop online this southern boutique has great finds.
Butterducks Winery: Enjoy the relaxed southern charm of a perfect getaway in Guyton! Their dedication to winemaking shows Butterducks passion for the task of producing fine wines for your enjoyment! Locals love the wine tastings or enjoying a glass of Pino with Brodie the “Wine Dog,” and the ducks who swim in the pond.
Homes and Schools: Guyton is an untapped suburb paradise where families can enjoy new subdivisions and sprawling plots of land.
Effingham County Schools: Guyton District
Elementary: Guyton Elementary, Sand Hill Elementary, South Effingham Elementary
Middle: Effingham County Middle, South Effingham Middle
High: Effingham County High, South Effingham High
Distance to Tybee Island, Army Bases, and Downtown Savannah:
17 minutes to Rincon, Ga
27 minutes to Pooler, Ga
39 minutes to Statesboro, Ga
39 minutes to Estill, SC
42 minutes to Downtown Savannah, Ga
47 minutes to Hunter Army Airfield
53 minutes to Fort Stewart
60 minutes to Tybee Island, Ga
60 minutes to Hilton Head Island, SC
1 hour and 32 minutes to Jesup, Ga
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