Augusta in Richmond County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Explosion At The Confederate Powder Works
Erected 2011 by Erected for the Civil War 150 commemoration by the Georgia Historical Society, the Georgia Department of Economic Development, and the Augusta Canal Authority. (Marker Number 121-15.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
Location. 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. The Augusta Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); The Confederate States Powder Works (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Obelisk-Chimney (about 600 feet away); White HouseTract (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Powder Works (approx. 0.4 miles away); Archibald Willingham Butt Memorial Bridge (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named The Augusta Canal (approx. 0.9 miles away); Dennis Cahill (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Augusta.
Regarding Explosion At The Confederate Powder Works. The Powder Works Factory was the second largest munitions factory in the world during the Civil War, consisting of 26 buildings which stretched two miles down the first level of the Augusta Canal.
Also see . . . Augusta Chronicle Aug 27, 2011. New historical marker commemorates Confederate Powder Works (Submitted on March 28, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 28, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 729 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 29, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.