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General James Edward Oglethorpe

 
 
General James Edward Oglethorpe Marker, southside view image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 3, 2013
1. General James Edward Oglethorpe Marker, southside view
at Augusta Commons
Inscription.
(South face)

General
James Edward
Oglethorpe
1696 - 1785
Father of Georgia
Founder of Augusta

(East face)

Founder of Georgia
Member of Parliament
English Prison Reformer
Military General
Friend of the Indians
Opponent of Slavery
Trustee of London Foundling Hospital
Founding Member of the British Museum
Member of London Literary Circle
Member of the Royal Society

(West face)

"The thinking of the Misfortunes of others and,
giving Succour to the afflicted,.
even before they ask,.
is the most glorious Action.
that can be performed by a mere human Creature."
- Oglethorpe, 1732.

(North face)

"Mr. Oglethorpe is undefatigable (sic)
he's extremely well beloved by all his people
The general title they give him is Father"
S.C.Gazette, 1733
——
Given by
Augusta Tomorrow. Inc.
Erected by
Augusta, Georgia
2003

 
Location. 33° 28.58′ N, 81° 57.959′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County. Marker is on Broad Street (Georgia Route 28/104), on the right when traveling
General James Edward Oglethorpe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 3, 2013
2. General James Edward Oglethorpe Marker
west. Touch for map. Located between 8th and 9th Streets, and Reynolds Street to the north, at the Augusta Commons. 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. Colonial Augusta (within shouting distance of this marker); James Edward Oglethorpe (within shouting distance of this marker); Original Augusta Common - 1736 (within shouting distance of this marker); James Brown (Plaza) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Mayham Tower (about 500 feet away); Augusta Cotton Exchange (about 500 feet away); A Memorial To Eli Whitney (about 600 feet away); Augusta Confederate Monument (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Augusta.
 
Also see . . .  Our Georgia History, James Edward Oglethorpe. ... James, seventh of nine children in a large, wealthy family, began to prepare for a military career at an early age. This was a turbulent time in the history of England and, in fact, the entire continent of Europe. The lessons learned by young Oglethorpe and the people he met would play an active roll in shaping the man and the colony of Georgia. ... (Submitted on March 16, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
General James Edward Oglethorpe Marker, east face image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 3, 2013
3. General James Edward Oglethorpe Marker, east face
Founder of Georgia
Member of Parliament...
General James Edward Oglethorpe Marker, west face image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 3, 2013
4. General James Edward Oglethorpe Marker, west face
"The thinking of the Misfortunes of others and ..."
General James Edward Oglethorpe Marker, north face image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 3, 2013
5. General James Edward Oglethorpe Marker, north face
... Erected by
Augusta, Georgia
2003
General James Edward Oglethorpe at the center of Augusta Commons image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 3, 2013
6. General James Edward Oglethorpe at the center of Augusta Commons
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 14, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 302 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 16, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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