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Augusta in Richmond County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Georgia's State Capital
 
Georgia's State Capital Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, July 2008
1. Georgia's State Capital Marker
 
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.
 
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. 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.
 
Georgia's State Capital Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Georgia's State Capital Marker
The location as seen today
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on July 31, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 975 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 31, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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