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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1864.
Location. 33° 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.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 28, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 776 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 29, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.