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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM17RI_original-augusta-common-1736_Augusta-GA.html
Common - " ... a large void space which will be useful for a thousand purposes, and among the rest, as being airy and affording a fine prospect of the town in drawing near to it" ???—Sir Robert Montgomery, 1717 Providing a common area is…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM17JM_colonial-augusta_Augusta-GA.html
"The settlement of Augusta is of great service...the Key of all the Indian Countrey"— James Edward Oglethorpe, 1739 James Edward Oglethorpe captured the lucrative Indiantrade for the colony of Georgia, when he founded Augusta in1736. He …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM17BA_general-james-edward-oglethorpe_Augusta-GA.html
(South face) General James EdwardOglethorpe1696 - 1785Father of GeorgiaFounder of Augusta (East face) Founder of GeorgiaMember of ParliamentEnglish Prison ReformerMilitary GeneralFriend of the IndiansOpponent of SlaveryTrustee of London …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM17B3_james-edward-oglethorpe_Augusta-GA.html
James Edward Oglethorpe was descended from aristocratic English family. As a young man he represented the borough of Haslemere in Parliament, where he ledinquires into prison conditions andbecame interested in social reforms. (Picture included)…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM17B0_james-brown-plaza_Augusta-GA.html
Singer, songwriter, musician and one-of-a-kind performer, James Brown has thrilled millions around the world with his hit recordings and electrifying performances. The 1983 Georgia Music Hall of Fame inductee, 1986 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induc…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM176Y_walker-family-cemetery_Augusta-GA.html
Freeman Walker, in 1826, deeded 70 acres of land to the U. S. Govt. to be used as an arsenal - the site now of Augusta College. He reserved one acre as a family burial ground. The marker in front of his home "Bellvue", on the grounds of Augusta Co…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1611_family-burying-ground-on-good-hope-plantation_Augusta-GA.html
This cemetery was the family burying ground on Good Hope Plantation granted in part by King George III to John Twiggs Brigadier General in the Revolutionary Army afterward Major General of Militia
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM15WT_twiggs-cemetery_Augusta-GA.html
In the cemetery about 300 yards from here are buried Major-General John Twiggs, a hero of the American Revolution, for whom Twiggs County is named, and his son, Major-General David Emanuel Twiggs, who achieved military distinction in the Mexican W…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM15VF_gen-montgomery-c-meigs-u-s-a_Augusta-GA.html
One of two native Georgians who served as generals in the U.S. Army during the Civil War, Montgomery C. Meigs was born here on May 3, 1816, grandson of a University of Georgia president. After graduating from West Point, he oversaw construction of…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM15TS_untitled-georgia-railroad-and-banking-company_Augusta-GA.html
2200 feet to the southwest at a place indicated by a marker of the Georgia Historical Commission, Georgia Railroad and Banking Company on May 21, 1837 operated the first railroad in Georgia. It is the oldest railroad in Georgia continuously operat…
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