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|Augusta in Richmond County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)|
Georgia's State Capital
Inscription. Augusta served as the capital of Georgia
from 1785 until 1795 when the seat of
government was moved to the new capital,
Louisville. The Georgia General Assembly
met at this site in a two-story building on
the corner of Elbert (Fourth) and Bay
Streets. The building was known as both
the State House and Government House
and was adjacent to the Academy of
Richmond County. In Augusta on January 2,
1788, Georgia became the fourth state to
ratify the United States Constitution. In 1789
the General Assembly, meeting here,
adopted a new state constitution creating
today's bicameral (two-house) state
legislature consisting of the Senate and
House of Representatives.
By Mike Stroud, July 2008
|1. Georgia's State Capital Marker|
Erected 2004 by Georgia Historical Society and Office of the Secretary of State. (Marker Number 121-9.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 28.426′ N, 81° 57.309′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County. Marker is on Bay St near Elbert St.. Click for map. At the Savannah River. Marker is in this post office area: Augusta GA 30901, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The First Academy of Richmond County (within shouting distance of this marker); Jefferson Davis Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); The “Haunted” Pillar of the Lower Market (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birthplace of the Augusta Chronicle (approx. ¼ mile away); Veterans of All Wars (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. James United Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bicentennial Augusta, Ga (approx. 0.3 miles away); Troop K Georgia Cavalry (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Augusta.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
|2. Georgia's State Capital Marker|
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