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

Bell System at Augusta, Georgia

 
 
Bell System Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 2008
1. Bell System Marker
Inscription.
[Bell System Logo]
The first telephone
exchange in the State of Georgia
was established at
Augusta, Georgia
August 1, 1879

With seventy eight subscribers,
this was only three years after
Alexander Graham Bell
invented the telephone.

This plaque
presented by
Dixie Chapter
Telephone Pioneers of America
March 25,1953

 
Erected 1953 by Dixie Chapter Telephone Pioneers of America.
 
Location. 33° 28.48′ N, 81° 58.196′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County. Marker is on Greene St near 10th St, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Augusta GA 30901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War (a few steps from this marker); Woodmen Of The World Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th Infantry (Ivy) Division (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Veterans of 1898-1902 (about 500 feet away); American Gold Star Mothers Tribute (about 600 feet away);
Bell System Marker, just right of doorway, at present day AT & T building image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Bell System Marker, just right of doorway, at present day AT & T building
The building once housed floors of equipment. Modern day Electronic Switch System(s) reduced space and manpower requirements.
Paine College Founding Site (about 700 feet away); Samuel Hammond (approx. 0.2 miles away); LaFayette Visits Augusta (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Augusta.
 
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AT&T Building, site of the Bell System Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. AT&T Building, site of the Bell System Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,199 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 7, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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