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Augusta History, Georgia

If you are looking forward to spend the holiday in total excitement and fun, Augusta in Georgia is the best place to be. The city of Augusta is the Richmond County’s county seat that is ideally situated at the very navigational head on the Savannah River, which is 160 miles of Atlanta. Augusta is the biggest city of East Central Georgia and attracts a large number of tourists from different parts of the globe. Talking about the history of Augusta city, it was inaugurated in1735 on General James Oglethorpe’s orders, who was the very first Georgian governor.

The Fort Augusta completed its construction in1736 and its name is probably derived from the name of Princess Augusta. In the same year, 1736, about 4 colonial governors gathered with the 5 Indian nation’s representatives in order to settle the boundaries and to establish good terms for trading processes. In 1779, Fort Augusta was captured by the British during the period of the Revolutionary War. Later the name was changed to Fort Cornwallis. Also, the Fort Augusta was at last recaptured by the patriots in1781. Between 1785- 1795, it was a Georgian capital. The U.S. Constitution was approved by the Augusta Convention in1788 thereby making the state of Georgia as the fourth one to ratify the constitution in the entire Deep South.

Years after the 1800s, cotton was replaced by tobacco and served as the main item in the Augusta region. The very first textile firm started its operation in1828, the year the Medical College of Georgia got founded as the Medical Academy of Georgia. For the city of Augusta, 1845 proved to be significant as the very first train from Augusta to Savannah entered into due service. Also, Augusta Canal was completed in order to harvest the power and water of the Savannah River. At present, this power canal is the country’s sole industrial canal.

In1861, the Confederacy seized the U.S. Arsenal and the surviving buildings of that time are at present a part of the Augusta State University campus. Augusta Museum of History truly preserves the history of this beautiful city and is a must visit place for the tourists. Other noteworthy attractions of this amazing city include Fort Discovery, Augusta Technical College and Morris Museum of Art.

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