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

The First Academy of Richmond County

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The First Academy of Richmond County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 6, 2010
1. The First Academy of Richmond County Marker
Inscription. One block east on Bay Street was opened as a boys' classicial school on April 12, 1785. Here President George Washington attended examinations in 1791. The buildings housed the General Assembly of Georgia when Augusta was the capital, the Federal District and Circuit Courts, the county Superior and Inferior courts and the Masonic Lodge Columbia.
In 1798 the school was closed because of a lack of money and the delapidation of the buildings. It was reopened in 1802 on Telfair Street. Thence, it was removed to Baker Avenue in 1926.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 121-17.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 28.395′ N, 81° 57.342′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County. Marker is at the intersection of 4th Street and Reynolds Street, on the left when traveling north on 4th Street. Touch for map. Located near the northern end of 4th Street near the side entrance to a county service parking lot. 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. Georgia's State Capital (within shouting
The First Academy of Richmond County Marker, seen along 4th Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 6, 2010
2. The First Academy of Richmond County Marker, seen along 4th Street
distance of this marker); The “Haunted” Pillar of the Lower Market (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jefferson Davis Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birthplace of the Augusta Chronicle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans of All Wars (approx. mile away); St. James United Methodist Church (approx. mile away); Bicentennial Augusta, Ga (approx. mile away); Troop K Georgia Cavalry (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Augusta.
 
Also see . . .  The Academy of Richmond County (also "A.R.C." or Richmond Academy). one notable alumni was James Longstreet, Confederate general in the American Civil War . (James spent eight years on his uncle's plantation, Westover, just outside the city, while he attended the Richmond County Academy) (Submitted on August 7, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Education
 
The First Academy of Richmond County Marker, image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 6, 2010
3. The First Academy of Richmond County Marker,
4th Street and Reynolds Street near the side entrance to a county service parking lot
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 736 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 7, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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