William Bartram Visited Augusta, 1773.

William Bartram Visited Augusta, 1773. (HM69U)

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

N 33° 28.321', W 81° 58.091'

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"The village of Augusta." wrote the celebrated American naturalist and botanist of his visits in 1765 and 1773, "is situated on a rich and fertile plain of the Savanna River; the buildings are near its banks and extend two miles. The site of Augusta is perhaps the most delightful and eligible of any in Georgia for a city. I do not hesitate to pronounce, as my opinion, that it will very soon become the metropolis of Georgia. Upon the rich, rocky hills at the cataracts of Augusta I first observed the perfumed rhododenron ferrugineum."
HM NumberHM69U
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series, and the William Bartram Trails series.
Marker Number121-7
Year Placed1954
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 3:48pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 410039 N 3704035
Decimal Degrees33.47201667, -81.96818333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 28.321', W 81° 58.091'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 28' 19.26" N, 81° 58' 5.46" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 824 Telfair St, Augusta GA 30901, US
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