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

LaFayette Visits Augusta

 
 
LaFayette Visits Augusta Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 8, 2010
1. LaFayette Visits Augusta Marker
Inscription. This is the site of the old Planter`s Hotel, which was burned in 1839. There the Marquis de LaFayette was entertained during his visit to Augusta in March 1825. LaFayette landed at Savannah on March 19th and traveled to Augusta with Governor Troup a few days later. Arriving on the steamboat "Altamaha", LaFayette was greeted by a great procession of musicians, soldiers, clergymen, and citizens, who accompanied him into the city and to the Planter`s Hotel, where apartments had been prepared for him. The next day, Mayor William Holt formally welcomed the Marquis at the City Hall. The festivities planned in honor of LaFayette were even more lavish than those enjoyed by General Washington when he visited the city in 1791. An elaborate banquet and ball climaxed his visit. LaFayette left Augusta on Friday, March 25th, and with Governor Troup journeyed on to Milledgeville. The reverence which the people of Augusta felt for this most beloved American ally is relfected in a toast proposed at the banquet: "A man whose sovereignty is above that of kings - LaFayette who reigns in the hearts of the whole people."
 
Erected 1962 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 121-42.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
LaFayette Visits Augusta Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 8, 2010
2. LaFayette Visits Augusta Marker

 
Location. 33° 28.631′ N, 81° 58.101′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County. Marker is at the intersection of Jones Street and McArtan Street on Jones Street. 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. Paine College Founding Site (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Original Augusta Common - 1736 (about 700 feet away); General James Edward Oglethorpe (about 800 feet away); Fort Grierson (approx. 0.2 miles away); James Brown (Plaza) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Colonial Augusta (approx. 0.2 miles away); James Edward Oglethorpe (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jessye Norman (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Augusta.
 
Also see . . .  Marquis de Lafayette in Georgia, New Georgia Encyclopedia entry. ...Accompanied by his son, his secretary, and Governor Troup, Lafayette traveled up the Savannah River by steamboat and arrived in Augusta on March 23. He extended his overnight stay there by an additional day to allow time for a public banquet and a ball. The general, suffering "a fatigue," presided over the ball seated beneath a canopy of silvered lace.... (Submitted on September 10, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
LaFayette Visits Augusta Marker, seen at left image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 8, 2010
3. LaFayette Visits Augusta Marker, seen at left
 
 
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General the Marquis de Lafayette image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 5, 2015
4. General the Marquis de Lafayette
This portrait of Lafayette by an unknown American Artist hangs in the Museum of the Historical Society of Maryland in Baltimore.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 602 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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