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

De L Aigle Brick Yards

 
 
De L Aigle Brick Yards Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 6, 2010
1. De L Aigle Brick Yards Marker
Inscription.  In 1808, Nicholas de L Aigle, a French refugee established brick yards 1/4 mile south which furnished Augusta with building bricks for 75 years. River clay was "pugged" to the right consisteney in a cylindrical vat by a stone turned with mule-power, and hand-moulded into bricks which were air-dried, built into kilns, and fired. Many old houses in Augusta and elsewhere in Georgia and the Carolinas are built of these bricks.
 
Erected by Works Progress Administration (WPA), State of Georgia. (Marker Number US1 A 11.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series list.
 
Location. 33° 27.857′ N, 81° 57.441′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County. Marker is on Walton Way near 3rd Street, on the right when traveling east. Located at Magnolia Cemetery driveway, north wall of administration building. 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
De L Aigle Brick Yards Marker, Located at Magnolia Cemetery driveway, north wall of admin building image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 6, 2010
2. De L Aigle Brick Yards Marker, Located at Magnolia Cemetery driveway, north wall of admin building
distance of this marker. Magnolia Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); De L Aigle Brick Yard (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thankful Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Troop K Georgia Cavalry (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bicentennial Augusta, Ga (approx. 0.4 miles away); Veterans of All Wars (approx. 0.4 miles away); Georgia’s First School of Medicine (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. James United Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Augusta.
 
Regarding De L Aigle Brick Yards. Wealthy Nicholas de l'Aigle donated part of his plantation and brick yard to the city making a total of 60 acres for the Magnolia Cemetery. The de l'Aigle family lost a son, Armand, to the Confederacy. He was killed at Savage Station, Va. in June 1862, brought home and buried here in March, 1863.
 
De L Aigle Brick Yards Marker, as seen from 3rd street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 6, 2010
3. De L Aigle Brick Yards Marker, as seen from 3rd street
De L Aigle Brick Yards Marker, along the driveway inside Augusta's Magnolia Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 6, 2010
4. De L Aigle Brick Yards Marker, along the driveway inside Augusta's Magnolia Cemetery
De L Aigle Brick Yards , Magnolia Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 25, 2010
5. De L Aigle Brick Yards , Magnolia Cemetery
Dedicated to the Memory of
The Nicholas de L Aigle Family
who dedicated the land which
Magnolia Cemetery is located
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 692 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on November 18, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 5, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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