Augusta in Richmond County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
William Makepeace Thackeray
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 121-8.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 33° 28.497′ N, 81° 57.897′ W. Marker was in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County. Marker was on Broad Street (Georgia Route 28) near 8th Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. In front of the Richmond Hotel. Marker was 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 location. Augusta Confederate Monument Historic Site in Journalism (within shouting distance of this marker); Emily Harvie Thomas Tubman (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Edward Oglethorpe (about 500 feet away); James Brown (Plaza) (about 500 feet away); General James Edward Oglethorpe (about 600 feet away); Untitled (Georgia Railroad and Banking Company) (about 600 feet away); Colonial Augusta (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Augusta.
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia entry for William Thackeray. He was famous for his satirical works, particularly Vanity Fair, a panoramic portrait of English society. (Submitted on August 6, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Appears marker has been replaced with reworded content. Old marker pole location is on right, against the wall. New marker is blue in color and along sidewalk. Google Streetview per Google permissions. (Submitted on August 14, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
1. Marker removed.
This marker was removed in the summer of 2013 due to a single complaint of Thackeray’s quote shown on the marker. In this age of PC, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources removed the marker and reworded it by removing the quote. The reworded marker is in storage awaiting reinstallation as of this date.
— Submitted November 14, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Notable Persons •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,341 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 6, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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