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

Jefferson Davis Bridge

 
 
Jefferson Davis Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, July 2008
1. Jefferson Davis Bridge Marker
Left abutment, Georgia side of Savannah River 5th Street

Inscription.  
Jefferson Davis
West Point Graduate
Class of 1828
* * *
Services:
Indian Wars 1829- 1835
Member of Congress 1845-'46
Colonel U.S. Army
Hero of Buena Vista and Monterey
Secretary of War 1853-'57
Senator from Mississippi
1849-'51 1857-'61
President of
Confederate States of America
1861 - 1865
* * *
A tribute from Chapter "A"
(Augusta, Georgia)
United Daughters
of the
Confederacy
1931

 
Erected 1931 by United Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsRoads & VehiclesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1828.
 
Location. 33° 28.52′ N, 81° 57.466′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County. Marker is on 5th St/Button Gwinnett Street (U.S. 1 / 78). On the bridge at the Savannah River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Augusta GA 30901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The “Haunted” Pillar of the Lower Market (approx. 0.2 miles away); U.S. Marshal Robert Forsyth (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Augusta ~ Fort Cornwallis / St. Paul's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Georgia's State Capital (approx. 0.2 miles away); The First Academy of Richmond County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Washington's Southern Tour (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Augusta (approx. 0.2 miles away); Railroads (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Augusta.
 
Bridge Marker, Right abutment Georgia side of Savannah River image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Bridge Marker, Right abutment Georgia side of Savannah River
1808 1889
Jefferson Davis
* * *
A tribute from Chapter "A"
(Augusta, Georgia)
United Daughters
of the
Confederacy
1931
Jefferson Davis Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, January 31, 2010
3. Jefferson Davis Bridge Marker
Left abutment, South Carolina side, same as above, less the "Chapter A " part of the UDC Tribute
Jefferson Davis Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, January 31, 2010
4. Jefferson Davis Bridge Marker
Right abutment, South Carolina side of the bridge
Jefferson Davis Bridge, Markers left and right image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2008
5. Jefferson Davis Bridge, Markers left and right
Jefferson Davis Highway S.C image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, July 2008
6. Jefferson Davis Highway S.C
Jefferson Davis Hwy (US-1/US-78) and Belvedere Clearwater Rd (SC-126) on the South Carolina side of Savannah River, about 4.2 miles from this marker.
Cooridinates : 33.504483, -81.898113
Jefferson Davis Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, December 31, 2023
7. Jefferson Davis Bridge Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2024. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,787 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 28, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3, 4. submitted on February 14, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5, 6. submitted on July 28, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   7. submitted on January 4, 2024, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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