Once a shipping point for local plantations, the town of Thunderbolt retains an historic maritime ambiance. Originally incorporated as Warsaw in 1856, the town owes its current-day name to the legend of a lightening strike that created a freshwater spring on the Wilmington bluff. Now a small college town, Thunderbolt is home to the historically black institution Savannah State University.
Thunderbolt's main attraction is one of Savannah's most well-known and emblematic: the Bonaventure Cemetery
. This hauntingly beautiful landmark was the setting of the classic novel and film "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil," and its 200-year-old moss-covered gravestones whisper of Savannah's past. Thunderbolt is also home to some unassumingly exquisite restaurants. Feast on the fresh delights of Desposito's Seafood Restaurant
, or dine alfresco under the green awnings of New South Cafe
. Get your kicks at the comedies, musicals and dramas of the well-regarded Savannah Community Theatre
Savannah Children's Theatre
Theodore A. Wright Stadium
Desposito's Seafood Restaurant