Augusta in Richmond County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
During the same year, the Georgia Railroad was chartered in response to the agitation of interior Georgia towns anxious to get rail connections with the river at Augusta. Although Charleston and the middle Georgia towns had wanted the South Carolina and Georgia railroads connected, Augusta leaders stood firmly against any junction of the two lines within its city boundary, fearful that Augusta would lose its strategic position as a commercial center and sink to the status of a way station.
Only after Charleston threatened to negotiate a river crossing elsewhere, and bypass Augusta altogether, was the bridge permitted to cross into Georgia.
Railroad expansion in the latter nineteenth century brought numerous new lines to the city.
Location. Touch for map. Along Savannah River. 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. Fort Augusta (here, next to this marker); The Colonial Church of Augusta (a few steps from this marker); Five Indian Nations (a few steps from this marker); Washington's Southern Tour (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Marshall Robert Forsyth (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Augusta ~ Fort Cornwallis / St. Paul's Episcopal Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colonel William Few, Jr. (about 500 feet away); Major Ferdinand Phinizy (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Augusta.
Also see . . . The Georgia Railroad Company. (Submitted on August 13, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 13, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,292 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 13, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.