Profile for Augusta, Georgia, GA
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Home of the Masters Golf Tournament
Augusta is an independent city.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after the Princess of Wales.
The latitude of Augusta is 33.470N. The longitude is -81.975W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 141 feet.
Augusta is on the Savannah River.
Grew as a textiles center after Eli Whitney's invention of the cotton gin.
Confederate railroad junction during the Civil War
Public transportation: Augusta Public Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)
Well-known residents have included:
· President Woodrow Wilson
· Laurence Fishburne, actor
· James Brown, musician
· Amy Grant, singer
National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Gloria Jean's
Local festivals include:
- Georgia-Carolina State Fair - Oct. 25-Nov. 4, 2007
- Art in the Heart of Augusta Festival - Sept. 14-16, 2007
- Cars, Craft & Music Festival - May 6, 2007
- Sacred Heart Garden Festival - April 20-22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Augusta web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Augusta Symphony
Nearby parks & recreation:
Clark Hill Reservoir, Sumter National Forest, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park
Augusta attractions: Riverwalk Augusta
Sports teams: GreenJackets (minor league baseball), Lynx (ECHL hockey), Spartans (World Indoor Football League)
Historic sites and museums: Cotton Exchange Welcome Center and Museum, Georgia Golf Hall of Fame, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, Augusta-Richmond County Museum
Colleges and universities:
Augusta State University, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta Technical College, Kerr Business College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 91
The village of Augusta is situated on a rich and fertile plain, on the Savanna river; the buildings are near its banks, and extend nearly two miles up to the cataracts, or falls, which are formed by the first chain of rocky hills, through which this famous river forces itself, as if impatient to repose on the extensive plain before it invades the ocean.
-- Travels of William Bartram
Mark Van Doren, ed.
530 Greene St.
Augusta, GA 30911
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Fairs, festivals & other events
- Georgia-Carolina State Fair - O
- Cars, Craft & Music Festival - M
- Art in the Heart of Augusta Festival - S
- Sacred Heart Garden Festival - A
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Augusta and Richmond County consolidated the city and county governments in 1997.
Historic districts in Augusta include Augusta Canal Industrial District, Broad Street Historic District, Greene Street Historic District, Harrisburg-West End Historic District, Laney - Walker North Historic District, Pinched Gut Historic District, Summerville Historic District ... View historic districts
Libraries in Augusta include Appleby Branch, Friedman Branch, Headquarters Library (Main), Maxwell Branch, Wallace Branch ... View libraries
Newspapers in Augusta include Augusta Chronicle
TV stations in Augusta include WAGT, WFXG, WJBF, WRDW.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WACG-FM.
Augusta-Richmond County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Augusta political report.
A total of 83 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Augusta between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 4.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.
Hotels in Augusta include Americas Best Value Inn, Americas Best Value Inn-Augusta, Amerihost, Amerisuites, Augusta Inn & Conference Center, Augusta Suites Inn, Augusta Towers, Augusta Travelodge, Best Suites Augusta, Budget Inn ... More hotels.
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“ The village of Augusta is situated on a rich and fertile plain, on the Savanna river; the buildings are near its banks, and extend nearly two miles up to the cataracts, or falls, which are formed by the first chain of rocky hills, through which this famous river forces itself, as if impatient to repose on the extensive plain before it invades the ocean. ”
~ Travels of William Bartram
Mark Van Doren, ed.
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