Named for: Princess Augusta of Saxe Gotha
Population: 200,000 city, 500,000 trade region
Location: 136 feet above sea level. 200 Savannah River miles or approximately 150 land miles from Atlantic Ocean
Nicknames: CSRA – the Central Savannah River Area – includes surrounding counties in Georgia and South Carolina. The Garden City of the South – chosen in the early 20th century because of the city’s many large private gardens
Major Highways: Interstates 20 & 520; US Routes 1, 25, 78, 278
Colleges and Universities: Medical College of Georgia, Augusta State University, Paine College, Augusta Technical College.
Military Installations: Fort Gordon (U.S. Army Signal Center)
Local Attractions: Augusta Canal, Augusta Golf & Gardens, Augusta Museum of History, Augusta National Golf Club, Clarks Hill Lake, Confederate Powderworks, Cotton Exchange, Enterprise Mill, Fort Discovery, Georgia Golf Hall of Fame, Lake Olmstead Stadium, Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, Morris Museum of Art, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, Riverwalk Augusta, William B. Bell Auditorium, Woodrow Wilson”s Boyhood Home.
Comunity Events:, First Friday (Monthly Celebration downtown on )
Sports Teams: Baseball – Augusta Green Jackets. Arena Football – Augusta Stallions. Hockey – Augusta Lynx.
Famous Augustans: James Brown, Amy Grant, Jessye Norman, Terri Gibbs, Laurence Fishburne, Joe Penny, Ray Mercer, Frank Yerby, Hulk Hogan, and Larry Mize.
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