“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Augusta in Richmond County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Georgia's State Capital

Georgia's State Capital Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, July 2008
1. Georgia's State Capital Marker
Inscription.  Augusta served as the capital of Georgia from 1785 until 1795 when the seat of government was moved to the new capital, Louisville. The Georgia General Assembly met at this site in a two-story building on the corner of Elbert (Fourth) and Bay Streets. The building was known as both the State House and Government House and was adjacent to the Academy of Richmond County. In Augusta on January 2, 1788, Georgia became the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution. In 1789 the General Assembly, meeting here, adopted a new state constitution creating today's bicameral (two-house) state legislature consisting of the Senate and House of Representatives.
Erected 2004 by Georgia Historical Society and Office of the Secretary of State. (Marker Number 121-9.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraGovernment & PoliticsNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1780.
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33° 28.426′ N, 81° 57.309′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County. Marker is on Bay St near Elbert St.. At the Savannah River. 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 distance of this marker. The First Academy of Richmond County (within shouting distance of this marker); Jefferson Davis Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); The “Haunted” Pillar of the Lower Market (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birthplace of the Augusta Chronicle (approx. ¼ mile away); Veterans of All Wars (approx. ¼ mile away); St. James United Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bicentennial Augusta, Ga (approx. 0.3 miles away); Augusta Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Augusta.
Georgia's State Capital Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Georgia's State Capital Marker
The location as seen today
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 31, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,637 times since then and 144 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 31, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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