Sylvania is located in east central Georgia, about 55 miles southeast of Augusta and 58 miles northwest of Savannah. Sylvania is about 75 miles from Tybee Island off the coast of Savannah and about 80 miles from Hilton Head, SC.
Atlanta is about 210 miles northwest of Sylvania and Jacksonville is about 185 miles south. Historic U.S. Hwy. 301, once the major route from Sarasota, FL, to Baltimore. MD, is the main highway through Sylvania. Interstate 95 is the closest interstate highway about 50 miles away.