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

President McKinley Visit to Augusta

 
 
President McKinley Visit to Augusta Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 11, 2022
1. President McKinley Visit to Augusta Marker
Inscription.  This stone erected by the citizens of Richmond County, Georgia marks the spot where President William McKinley descended from the railroad train on the occasion of his visit to Augusta, Georgia on December 19th, 1898. The name of McKinley Avenue has been given to the road along which he passed after leaving this spot upon his way into the city.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #25 William McKinley series list. A significant historical date for this entry is December 19, 1898.
 
Location. 33° 27.271′ N, 82° 2.725′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County. Marker is on Highland Avenue south of Myrtle Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Marker is behind a guardrail on the north side of a bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Augusta GA 30904, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bobby Jones and the Beginning of the Grand Slam (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Sisters of Saint Joseph In Augusta (approx. 1.8 miles away); Pierce Memorial Methodist Church
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(approx. 1.9 miles away); Tank, Combat, 90MM Gun (approx. 1.9 miles away); Walker Family Cemetery (approx. 1.9 miles away); Stephen Vincent Benet House (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Augusta Arsenal (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Bell at Augusta State University (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Augusta.
 
Also see . . .
1. Dec. 19, 1898: President taunts crowd at Augusta visit. A brief synopsis of the Presidential visit. (The Augusta Chronicle, Dec. 19, 2020) (Submitted on June 16, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

2. Augusta has been a presidential magnet. McKinley is among at least 17 Presidents and ex-Presidents who have visited the city. (The Augusta Chronicle, Aug. 29, 2010) (Submitted on June 16, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
President McKinley Visit to Augusta Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 11, 2022
2. President McKinley Visit to Augusta Marker
President William McKinley (1843-1901) image. Click for full size.
Unknown via Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division (Public Domain), May 4, 1900
3. President William McKinley (1843-1901)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 16, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 380 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 16, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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