Augusta in Richmond County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Home of Richard Henry Wilde
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 121-31.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 28.465′ N, 82° 0.94′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County. Marker is on Pickens Road, on the left when traveling Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2229 Pickens Road, Augusta GA 30904, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Great Indian Trading Path (approx. 0.2 miles away); Augusta Arsenal (approx. 0.2 miles away); Montrose (approx. 0.2 miles away); Village of Summerville (approx. ¼ mile away); Augusta Arsenal 1941 (approx. ¼ mile away); The Home of Charles Jones Jenkins, Jr., LL. D. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Home of John Forsyth (approx. 0.4 miles away); Summerville Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Augusta.
Regarding Home of Richard Henry Wilde. Richard Henry Wilde was born in Dublin, Ireland on September 24,1789 and came to America at age eight. Wilde, his father deceased soon after their arrival, and still a young man, moved to Augusta, Georgia to take advantage of a menial job offered him as a clerk in a dry-goods store. When he established himself he convinced his mother to move to Georgia and to open a business of their own. Wilde worked in the business by day and endeavored to educate himself by his own doing at night. At age eighteen he began his study of law with Joseph Hutchinson. Two years after beginning his studies, at age twenty, in 1809, he was admitted to practice law and began his legal practice in Augusta.
Also see . . . Richard Henry Wilde, Wikipedia entry. Wilde also wrote a well known poem "Hesperia" about the geography and topography of the United States. He wrote several other works, prompting Rufus Wilmot Griswold to consider including him in one of his influential anthologies. (Submitted on September 28, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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