Augusta in Richmond County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
LaFayette Visits Augusta
Erected 1962 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 121-42.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 28.631′ N, 81° 58.101′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County. Marker is at the intersection of Jones Street and McArtan Street on Jones Street. 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. Paine College Founding Site (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Original Augusta Common - 1736 (about 700 feet away); General James Edward Oglethorpe (about 800 feet away); Fort Grierson (approx. 0.2 miles away); James Brown (Plaza) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Colonial Augusta (approx. 0.2 miles away); James Edward Oglethorpe (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jessye Norman (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Augusta.
Also see . . . Marquis de Lafayette in Georgia, New Georgia Encyclopedia entry. ...Accompanied by his son, his secretary, and Governor Troup, Lafayette traveled up the Savannah River by steamboat and arrived in Augusta on March 23. He extended his overnight stay there by an additional day to allow time for a public banquet and a ball. The general, suffering "a fatigue," presided over the ball seated beneath a canopy of silvered lace.... (Submitted on September 10, 2010, 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 September 10, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 649 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 10, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 4. submitted on November 7, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.