Pooler is a city located in Chatham County, Georgia, USA. It has a rich history that dates back to the early 1800s. The town was initially called Pooler Station, named after Robert William Pooler, a Georgia Railroad engineer. Pooler Station was a small stopover town for the railroad with around 600 people. It was not until 1906 that Pooler became a city and established a mayor and council.
One of the significant landmarks in Pooler is the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport. The airport was built in the 1930s and served as a training ground for the US Army Air Corps during World War II. After the war, the airport continued to grow, and today it is one of the busiest airports in the region, serving over 2 million passengers annually.
Another notable attraction in Pooler is the Tanger Outlet Mall. The mall opened in 2001 and has over 95 brand-name stores. It has become a popular destination for locals and tourists, offering great deals on clothing, shoes, accessories, and more.
Pooler is also home to the Georgia Ports Authority’s Garden City Terminal, one of the busiest ports in the United States. The terminal handles over 4 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of containerized cargo annually, making it a vital hub for regional trade and commerce.
Finally, Pooler is the location of Gulfstream Aerospace, a major manufacturer of private jets. The company was founded in 1958 and had its headquarters in Savannah. Gulfstream Aerospace employs thousands of people in the Pooler area and has significantly contributed to the local economy.