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

William Bartram Visited Augusta, 1773.

 
 
William Bartram Visited Augusta, 1773. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 2008
1. William Bartram Visited Augusta, 1773. Marker
Inscription. "The village of Augusta." wrote the celebrated American naturalist and botanist of his visits in 1765 and 1773, "is situated on a rich and fertile plain of the Savanna River; the buildings are near its banks and extend two miles. The site of Augusta is perhaps the most delightful and eligible of any in Georgia for a city. I do not hesitate to pronounce, as my opinion, that it will very soon become the metropolis of Georgia. Upon the rich, rocky hills at the cataracts of Augusta I first observed the perfumed rhododenron ferrugineum."
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 121-7.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the William Bartram Trails marker series.
 
Location. 33° 28.321′ N, 81° 58.091′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County. Marker can be reached from E. Ford Street near Telfair Street. Click for map. Marker is near the Judicial Center in a plaza bounded by Telfair, West Ford, Walker, and East Ford Streets. 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. Church Of The Most Holy Trinity (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Samuel Hammond
William Bartram Visited Augusta, 1773. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. William Bartram Visited Augusta, 1773. Marker
(about 700 feet away); The First Baptist Church (about 700 feet away); First Baptist Church Convention (about 700 feet away); Georgia R.R. & Banking Co. (about 700 feet away); The Veterans of 1898-1902 (about 700 feet away); 4th Infantry (Ivy) Division (about 800 feet away); Two Early Augusta Churches (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Augusta.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia entry for William Bartram. Bartram, in 1773, embarked upon a four-year journey through eight southern colonies. (Submitted on August 1, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Other William Bartram visits. This link lists other William Bartram related markers published in the Historical Marker database. (Submitted on August 1, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraHorticulture & ForestryNotable Persons
 
William Bartram Visited Augusta 1773 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. William Bartram Visited Augusta 1773 Marker
In the plaza at The Judicial Center.
 
 
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