Augusta in Richmond County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Bell System at Augusta, Georgia
The first telephone
exchange in the State of Georgia
was established at
August 1, 1879
With seventy eight subscribers,
this was only three years after
Alexander Graham Bell
invented the telephone.
Telephone Pioneers of America
Erected 1953 by Dixie Chapter Telephone Pioneers of America.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Notable Buildings • Notable Events. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1888.
Location. 33° 28.48′ N, 81° 58.196′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County. Marker is on Greene St near 10th St, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Augusta GA 30901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War (a few steps from this marker); Woodmen Of The World Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Woodmen of the World Veterans Memorial 4th Infantry (Ivy) Division (about 500 feet away); The Veterans of 1898-1902 (about 500 feet away); American Gold Star Mothers Tribute (about 600 feet away); Paine College Founding Site (about 700 feet away); Samuel Hammond (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Augusta.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,720 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 7, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.