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

Confederate Powder Works

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Confederate Powder Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 6, 2010
1. Confederate Powder Works Marker
Inscription.  Obelisk chimney one-third mile (from here) marks center of Confederate Powder Works which extended two miles along the river and was the principal powder factory in the South during the War. It supplied Confederate armies with abundant gunpowder of the highest quality then made, and was said to be the second largest powder factory then in the world, manufacturing a total of 2,750,000 pounds during the three years that it operated. Erected by Colonel George W. Rains for the Confederate Government shortly after the outbreak of the War and operated by him until April 18, 1865.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 121-20.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable BuildingsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 33° 29.009′ N, 81° 59.419′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street
Confederate Powder Works Marker, looking northwest along Goodrich Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 6, 2010
2. Confederate Powder Works Marker, looking northwest along Goodrich Street
Obelisk chimney seen in background
(Georgia Route 28) and Goodrich Street, on the right when traveling west on Broad Street. Located at the Augusta Canal. 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 walking distance of this marker. White HouseTract (approx. ¼ mile away); Confederate Obelisk-Chimney (approx. ¼ mile away); The Confederate States Powder Works (approx. ¼ mile away); The Augusta Canal (approx. 0.4 miles away); Explosion At The Confederate Powder Works (approx. 0.4 miles away); Archibald Willingham Butt Memorial Bridge (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named The Augusta Canal (approx. half a mile away); Dennis Cahill (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Augusta.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. more additional information
 
Confederate Powder Works Marker, looking east along Broad Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 6, 2010
3. Confederate Powder Works Marker, looking east along Broad Street
Confederate Powder Works Obelisk chimney image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 6, 2010
4. Confederate Powder Works Obelisk chimney
Confederate Powder Works Obelisk chimney image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 6, 2010
5. Confederate Powder Works Obelisk chimney
Confederate Powder Works Marker, looking west along Broad Street (State Road 28) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 6, 2010
6. Confederate Powder Works Marker, looking west along Broad Street (State Road 28)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 23, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,042 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 23, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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Sep. 28, 2020