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North Augusta in Aiken County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

James U. Jackson Memorial Bridge / James U. Jackson (1856-1925)

 
 
James U. Jackson Memorial Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. James U. Jackson Memorial Bridge Marker
Inscription.  
James U. Jackson Memorial Bridge
The first North Augusta bridge was built in 1891 by James U. Jackson. The present bridge, built in 1939, was formally dedicated as "The James U. Jackson Memorial Bridge." The building of the 1891 bridge, the Augusta-Aiken street car line, and the magnificent Hampton Terrace Hotel earned him the title "Founder of North Augusta."

James U. Jackson
(1856-1925)
A native of Augusta, Georgia, he graduated from Richmond Academy and the University of Georgia. In 1889, he founded the North Augusta Land Company, which built the old 13th Street Bridge. He was the prime mover in the development of North Augusta, S. C. A prominent railroad executive, he secured the Union Railway Station for Augusta.
 
Erected 1972 by North Augusta Historical Society. (Marker Number 2-5.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1891.
 
Location. 33° 29.123′ N, 81° 58.353′ 
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W. Marker is in North Augusta, South Carolina, in Aiken County. Marker is on Georgia Avenue (U.S. 25) near Savannah River, on the right when traveling south. Located on the bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: North Augusta SC 29841, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. North Augusta's Historic Industrial Area (within shouting distance of this marker); Pottery Production in North Augusta (within shouting distance of this marker); Sharon Lafaye Jones (approx. 0.2 miles away); Revolutionary War (approx. 0.4 miles away); War of 1812 Tribute (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mexican War Tribute (approx. 0.4 miles away); War Between The States Tribute (approx. 0.4 miles away); Spanish American War Tribute (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Augusta.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. About James U. Jackson
 
James U. Jackson ( 1856-1925) side of Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, May 16, 2010
2. James U. Jackson ( 1856-1925) side of Marker
James U. Jackson Memorial Bridge  Marker looking south along US 25 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, May 16, 2010
3. James U. Jackson Memorial Bridge Marker looking south along US 25
James U. Jackson ( 1856-1925) Marker looking north along US 25 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, May 16, 2010
4. James U. Jackson ( 1856-1925) Marker looking north along US 25
The 13th St. or James U Jackson Memorial Bridge, Augusta, Georgia side image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kinsella News Co. vintage postcard
5. The 13th St. or James U Jackson Memorial Bridge, Augusta, Georgia side
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 8, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,659 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 8, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

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