Augusta in Richmond County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Augusta Canal
The canal was built by Col. Henry R. Cumming, who hired engineers to make surveys for the waterway. Water was let into the first level of the canal in 1846. It was enlarged and lengthened by Charles Estes in 1875.
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 121-1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 28.325′ N, 81° 58.717′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County. Marker is at the intersection of Walton Way and 13th Street (U.S. 1/SR 4), on the right when traveling west on Walton Way. Click for map. 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. Meadow Garden (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); George Walton (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Meadow Garden (about 700 feet James Ryder Randall (approx. 0.4 miles away); John McClinton Tutt (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lucy Craft Laney (approx. 0.4 miles away); Haines Normal and Industrial Institute (approx. 0.4 miles away); Stoney Nurses Home (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Augusta.
Also see . . .
1. About the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area History. During the Civil War it was the site of the Confederate State of America Powderworks complex. (Submitted on August 2, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. The New Georgia Encyclopedia:The Augusta Canal. Two tragic incidents left memorials along the canal. In 1902 a young city worker, Dennis Cahill, drowned while attempting to rescue a young girl who had fallen into the canal. Citizens erected a monument to commemorate his heroism. Augusta native Archibald Butt, after assisting women and children into lifeboats, went down with the Titanic in 1912. Former U.S. president William Howard Taft presided over the dedication of a new bridge over the canal in honor of Butt, who had served as his aide. During the 1990s Augustans successfully demonstrated against efforts to demolish the Butt Memorial (Submitted on August 3, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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