Washington's Southern Tour

Washington's Southern Tour (HM68D)

Location: Augusta, GA 30901 Richmond County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 28.567', W 81° 57.655'

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During his Southern tour of 1791, President George Washington visited Augusta—at that time Georgia`s capital—from May 18-21. Washington met with Governor Edward Telfair and other "principal gentlemen of the place," including George Walton and John Twiggs; attended a ball at Richmond Academy "at which there were between 60 & 70 well-dressed ladies;" toured the remains of Fort Cornwallis near St. Paul`s Church; and visited the falls on the Savannah River. He described the city as "well laid out with wide & spacious streets. It bids fair to be a large town." Washington`s return to Philadelphia began on May 21 when he departed for Columbia, S.C.
HM NumberHM68D
Series This marker is part of the George Washington Slept Here series, and the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series.
Marker Number121-2
Year Placed1999
Placed ByThe Georgia Historical Society, The Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Georgia, and The Sons of the Revolution in the State of Georgia
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 10:32am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 410718 N 3704484
Decimal Degrees33.47611667, -81.96091667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 28.567', W 81° 57.655'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 28' 34.02" N, 81° 57' 39.30" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 605 Reynolds St, Augusta GA 30901, US
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