North Augusta in Aiken County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
North Augusta, chartered in 1906, includes the site of two early towns. Campbell Town was a trading post on the Savannah River before the American Revolution. Hamburg, founded in 1821 as a port on the river, was an early western terminus of the S.C. Rail Road. When the line was completed from Charleston to Hamburg in 1833, it was the longest railroad in the world. In 1890 James U. Jackson (1856–1925) founded the North Augusta Land Co. and bought 5,600 acres here.
James U. Jackson built a bridge over the river in 1891, and a trolley line in 1897. By 1902 the trolley ran from Augusta, Ga., to North Augusta, and on to Aiken. The Hampton Terrace Hotel, which stood here from 1902 until it burned in 1916, soon attracted visitors seeking a winter resort, and the population grew to 1,500 by 1913. The opening of the Savannah River Plant in 1950 swelled the population to more than 10,000 and spurred major growth and development.
Erected 2006 by North Augusta Centennial Committee and the Aiken County Historical Society. (Marker Number 2-33.)
Location. 33° 29.875′ N, 81° 58.164′ W. Marker is in North Augusta, South Carolina, in Aiken County. Marker is on W Forest Touch for map. Between Georgia and Carolina Avenues at John C. Calhoun Park. Marker is in this post office area: North Augusta SC 29841, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Meriwether Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); James Urquhart Jackson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hampton Terrace Hotel (approx. 0.3 miles away); Grenada • Panama • Persian Gulf Tribute (approx. half a mile away); Viet Nam War Tribute (approx. half a mile away); Korean War Tribute (approx. half a mile away); World War II Tribute (approx. half a mile away); World War I Tribute (approx. half a mile away); The Martintown Road (approx. half a mile away); Spanish American War Tribute (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Augusta.
Also see . . .
1. North Augusta, South Carolina History. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on July 29, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Welcome to North Augusta, South Carolina's Riverfront. Official website of the city of North Augusta, South Carolina. (Submitted on March 17, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. Hamburg, South Carolina. The dead town of Hamburg, South Carolina was once (Submitted on March 17, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
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