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Augusta in Richmond County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Historic Site in Journalism

 
 
Historic Site In Journalism Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 2008
1. Historic Site In Journalism Marker
Inscription. The Augusta Chronicle is the South's oldest surviving newspaper, in continuous publication. The Chronicle was founded on September 30, 1786. It dates its origins back to August 30, 1785 and the founding of The Augusta Gazette which later became part of the Chronicle.

Marked this 30th day of August, 1973
by
SIGMA DELTA CHI
Professional Journalism Society

 
Erected 1973 by Sigma Delta Chi Professional Journalism Society.
 
Location. 33° 28.501′ N, 81° 57.847′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County. Marker is on Broad Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. On Broad Street between 7th & 8th Streets. Marker is at or near this postal address: 725 Broad St., Augusta GA 30901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Emily Harvie Thomas Tubman (a few steps from this marker); Augusta Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); William Makepeace Thackeray (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); Untitled (Georgia Railroad and Banking Company) (about 400 feet away,
Historic Site In Journalism Marker, at right of doorway image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Historic Site In Journalism Marker, at right of doorway
measured in a direct line); Gen. Montgomery C. Meigs, U.S.A. (about 400 feet away); Augusta Cotton Exchange (about 600 feet away); The Mayham Tower (about 600 feet away); James Edward Oglethorpe (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Augusta.
 
More about this marker. The Professional Journalism Society’s Historic Sites in Journalism program honors the people and places that have played important roles in American journalistic history. The program dates back to 1942.
 
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The Augusta Chronicle The Augusta Herald, Plaque at left of doorway image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. The Augusta Chronicle The Augusta Herald, Plaque at left of doorway
 
 
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