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Encyclopedia > Augusta, Georgia
Augusta, Georgia
Nickname:
The Garden City of the South
Other nicknames: The Garden City, The AUG[1], Disgusta[2](derogatory)
Motto:
We Feel Good![3]
Location in Richmond County and the state of Georgia
Location in Richmond County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 33°28′12″N 81°58′30″W / 33.47, -81.975
Country United States
State Georgia
County Richmond County
Established 1736[4]
City-county consolidation 1996[5]
Government
 - Mayor Deke S. Copenhaver
 - Mayor pro tem Betty Beard
 - Administrator Frederick L. Russell
Area
 - City 306.5 sq mi (793 km²)
 - Land 302.1 sq mi (782 km²)
 - Water 4.3 sq mi (11.3 km²)
Elevation [6] 136 ft (45 m)
Population (2006)
 - City 189,366
 - Density 648/sq mi (250/km²)
 - Urban 335,630
 - Metro 528,519
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 706, 762[7][8]
Website: www.augustaga.gov

Augusta, Georgia is a city of 189,366[9] (2006 estimate) in the United States state of Georgia. It is the second-largest city in the state, and the largest city of the Central Savannah River Area. Image File history File links Augustagaskyline. ... // A nickname is a name of an entity or thing that is not its proper name. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Richmond_County_Georgia_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Augusta_Highlighted. ... Richmond County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... Georgia is divided into 159 counties. ... Richmond County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. ... In American local government, a consolidated city-county, metropolitan municipality or regional municipality is a city and county that have been merged into one jurisdiction. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Pro tempore or pro tem is a latin phrase which best translates to for the time being in English. ... The council-manager government is one of 2 main variations of representative municipal government (for contrast, also see Mayor-Council government). ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Cities with at least a million inhabitants in 2006 An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... Eastern Daylight Time or EDT is equal to: In North America, Eastern Standard Time + 1, or UTC − 4 hours. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating telephone number ranges to countries, regions, areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks such as mobile phone networks. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... A map of the CSRA The Central Savannah River Area, or CSRA, is a Regional Development Center that encompasses 14 counties and 41 Georgia. ...


Internationally, Augusta is best known for hosting The Masters golf tournament each spring. The Masters Tournament, also known as The Masters or The U.S. Masters (outside of the United States), is one of four major championships in mens professional golf. ...

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History

Main article: History of Augusta, Georgia
See also: History of African Americans in Augusta, Georgia

Augusta was first used by Native Americans as a place to cross the Savannah River, because of Augusta's location on the fall line. In 1735, two years after James Oglethorpe founded Savannah, he sent a detachment of troops on a journey up the Savannah River. He gave them an order to build at the head of the navigable part of the river. The job fell into the hands of Nobel Jones, who created the settlement to provide a first line of defense against the Spanish and the French. Oglethorpe then named the town Augusta, in honor of Princess Augusta, wife of Frederick, Prince of Wales. This article is about the people indigenous to the United States and their history after European contact, chiefly in what is now the United States. ... The fall line has meanings in both geographical features and the sport of alpine skiing. ... General James Oglethorpe James Oglethorpe (December 22 1696 – June 30, 1785) was a British general, a philanthropist, and was the founder of the colony of Georgia. ... In military science, defense (or defence) is the art of preventing an enemy from conquering territory. ... Augusta of Saxe-Gotha (November 30, 1719-February 8, 1772) was Princess of Wales from May 8, 1736 to March 31, 1751. ... The Prince Frederick, Prince of Wales (Frederick Louis; 1 February 1707 – 31 March 1751) was a member of the British Royal Family, the eldest son of George II. He was born into the House of Hanover and, under the Act of Settlement passed by the English Parliament in 1701, Frederick...


The city was named in honor of Augusta, Princess of Wales, daughter-in-law of King George II of Great Britain and mother of King George III of Great Britain, and was the second state capital of Georgia from 1785 until 1795 (alternating for a period with Savannah, the first). Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha (November 30, 1719 – February 8, 1772) was Princess of Wales from May 8, 1736 to March 31, 1751 and Dowager Princess of Wales thereafter. ... George II (George Augustus; 10 November 1683 – 25 October 1760) was King of Great Britain and Ireland, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (Hanover) and Archtreasurer and Prince-Elector of the Holy Roman Empire from 11 June 1727 until his death. ... George III (George William Frederick) (4 June 1738–29 January 1820) was King of Great Britain, and King of Ireland from 25 October 1760 until 1 January 1801, and thereafter King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death. ... Savannah redirects here. ...


Geography

The Augusta skyline, as seen from the I-520 US-1 overpass in North Augusta, SC
The Augusta skyline, as seen from the I-520 US-1 overpass in North Augusta, SC

Augusta is located on the Georgia/South Carolina border, about 150 miles (241 kilometers) east of Atlanta. The city is located at 33°28′12″N, 81°58′30″W (33.470, -81.975)[10]. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 595 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 595 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Official language(s) English Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude 78° 32′ W to 83...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the Augusta-Richmond County balance has a total area of 306.5 square miles (793.8 km²). 302.1 square miles (782.5 km²) of it is land and 4.3 square miles (11.3 km²) of it (1.42%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ...

Savannah River and the Augusta Canal, with Riverwatch Parkway and residential areas in foreground
Savannah River and the Augusta Canal, with Riverwatch Parkway and residential areas in foreground

Augusta is also located about halfway up the Savannah River on the fall line, providing a number of small falls on the Savannah River. The city itself marks the end of a navigable waterway for the river. The Clarks Hill Dam is also built on the fall line near Augusta, forming Lake Strom Thurmond, also known as Clarks Hill Lake. Further downstream, near the border of Columbia County, is the Stevens Creek Dam, which generates hydroelectric power, and still further, the Augusta Diversion Dam which marks the beginning of the Augusta Canal and channels Savannah River waters into the canal.[11] For the Department of Energy facility, see Savannah River Site The Savannah River is a major river in the southeastern United States, forming most of the border between the states of South Carolina and Georgia. ... The fall line has meanings in both geographical features and the sport of alpine skiing. ... Sunset over Lake Strom Thurmond Lake Strom Thurmond , also known as Clarks Hill Lake in Georgia, is a reservoir at the border between Georgia and South Carolina in the Savannah River Basin. ... Lake Strom Thurmond is a reservoir at the border between Georgia and South Carolina in the Savannah River Basin. ... Columbia County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. ... The Augusta Canal was devised to harness the power of the fall line of the Savannah River for mills and to provide drinking water for Augusta, Georgia. ...

Climate

According to Köppen classification, Augusta has a humid subtropical climate. The city experiences mild winters and a humid summer. The average high temperature for the summer months is 90.6 °F (32.6 °C); the average low temperature is 67.8 °F (19.9 °C). The average high temperature for the winter months is 58.9 °F (14.9 °C); the average low temperature is 34.4 °F (1.3 °C). Köppen climate map The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems. ...

Monthly Normal and Record High and Low Temperatures
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Record high 82°F (28°C) 86° (30°) 89° (32°) 96° (36°) 99° (37°) 105° (41°) 107° (42°) 108° (42°) 101° (38°) 97° (36°) 90° (32°) 82° (28°)
Normal high 57° (14°) 61° (16°) 69° (21°) 77° (25°) 84° (29°) 90° (32°) 92° (33°) 90° (32°) 85° (30°) 77° (25°) 68° (20°) 59° (15°)
Normal low 33° (1°) 36° (2°) 43° (6°) 48° (9°) 57° (14°) 65° (19°) 70° (21°) 68° (20°) 62° (17°) 50° (10°) 41° (5°) 35° (2°)
Record low -1° (-18°) 9° (-13°) 12° (-11°) 26° (-3°) 35° (2°) 47° (8°) 55° (13°) 52° (11°) 36° (2°) 22° (-6°) 15° (-9°) 5° (-15°)
Precipitation 4.5 in. (11.4 cm.) 4.1 (10.4) 4.6 (11.7) 2.9 (7.5) 3.1 (7.8) 4.2 (10.6) 4.1 (10.3) 4.5 (11.4) 3.6 (9.1) 3.2 (8.1) 2.7 (6.8) 3.1 (8)
Source: USTravelWeather.com[12]

Demographics

As of the census[13] of 2000, there were 195,182 people, 72,307 households, and 48,228 families residing in the balance. The population density was 646.0 people per square mile (249.4/km²). There were 80,481 housing units at an average density of 266.4/sq mi (102.8/km²). The racial makeup of the balance was 50.37% Black or African American, 44.91% White, 0.27% Native American, 1.52% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 1.02% from other races, and 1.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.79% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 72,307 households out of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.5% were married couples living together, 20.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.13. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the balance the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 12.0% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.7 males.


The median income for a household in the balance was $37,231, and the median income for a family was $45,372. Males had a median income of $32,008 versus $23,988 for females. The per capita income for the balance was $19,558. About 13.2% of families and 16.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.1% of those under age 18 and 12.5% of those age 65 or over. Per capita income means how much each individual receives, in monetary terms, of the yearly income generated in their country. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Economy

The Augusta area's three largest employers include the Savannah River Site (a Department of Energy nuclear facility), the U.S. Army Signal Center at Fort Gordon, and the Medical College of Georgia. The Savannah River Site is a nuclear materials processing center in the US state of South Carolina, located on land adjacent to the Savannah River near Augusta, Georgia. ... The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... Fort Gordon (formerly known as Camp Gordon) is a United States Army Installation and the current home of the United States Army Signal Corps and Signal Center and was once the home of The Provost Marshal General School (Military Police). ... In 1828 the Medical Academy of Georgia was chartered by the state of Georgia with plans to offer a single course of lectures leading to a bachelors degree. ...


Arts and culture

Main article: Arts and culture in Augusta, Georgia

Augusta is host to the annual Westobu festival and numerous other cultural events including First Friday. Local attractions include the Fort Discovery National Science Center, Augusta Canal interpretive park, and the Parliament House gay men's resort, which draws visitors from the entire southeast. First Friday is a city-wide public event that occurs on the first friday of every month. ...


Sports

Teams

Augusta is home to four professional minor league athletic teams. The Augusta Greenjackets are the city’s oldest sporting club, which began play in 1988 as the Augusta Pirates. After the Augusta Pirates, the team was owned by the Red Sox and now by the Giants. In 1998, the ECHL Raleigh IceCaps relocated to Augusta and were renamed the Augusta Lynx. The city hosted an AF2 arena football team, the Augusta Stallions, from 2000 to 2002. Arena Football was brought back to the city in 2006 when the Augusta Spartans began play in the American Indoor Football League; however, in 2007 the Augusta Spartans moved to the World Indoor Football League and were named the 2007 World Indoor Football Champions, but for 2008, the Spartans will play in the American Indoor Football Association. Augusta's Female Flat-Track Roller Derby, The Soul City Sirens, formed in January of 2008 and consists of two teams, The Atomic Annies, with an atomic-radioactive theme and The Rock-a-Betties, with a 1950s Pin-Up Girl Theme. As of March 1, 2008, The Sirens were in training to become qualified under the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA). SP Augusta formerly hosted a soccer club, the Augusta FireBall. The club folded after two seasons of play. The Augusta GreenJackets are a minor league baseball team that plays in Augusta, Georgia as a Class A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. ... The ECHL (formerly the East Coast Hockey League) is a professional ice hockey league based in Princeton, New Jersey, with teams scattered across the United States and Canada, generally regarded as a tier below the American Hockey League. ... The Raleigh Icecaps were a minor-league hockey team from 1991 to 1998, as members of the East Coast Hockey League. ... The Augusta Lynx are the ECHL team based in Augusta, Georgia. ... Conference American Division Southeast & Eastern Year founded 2000 Home arena Augusta/Richmond Civic Center City, State Augusta, Georgia ArenaCup championships none The Augusta Stallions were one of the 15 original teams to join the inaugural 2000 AF2 season. ... Arena football is a sport invented by Jim Foster, a former executive of the United States Football League and the National Football League. ... The Augusta Spartans are a professional indoor football team based out of Augusta, Georgia. ... The American Indoor Football League (originally the Atlantic Indoor Football League) began play in 2005 with six teams based in the eastern United States. ... The World Indoor Football League is an indoor football league that began play in 2007. ... The American Indoor Football Association(AIFA) was formed in October of 2006. ... The Augusta FireBall United, are United States Soccer Team that play in the USL Premier Development League, and host their home games in Augusta, Georgia. ...

Club Sport League Venue
Augusta GreenJackets Baseball South Atlantic League Lake Olmstead Stadium
Augusta Lynx Ice Hockey ECHL James Brown Arena
Augusta Colts Indoor football American Indoor Football Association James Brown Arena
Soul City Sirens Flat Track Roller Derby Women's Flat Track Derby Association (pending) Skateland

The Augusta GreenJackets are a minor league baseball team that plays in Augusta, Georgia as a Class A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. ... This article is about the sport. ... The South Atlantic League is a minor league baseball league which operates mostly in the southeastern United States, although it now has teams in New Jersey and Ohio. ... Lake Olmstead Stadium is a stadium in Augusta, Georgia. ... The Augusta Lynx are the ECHL team based in Augusta, Georgia. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The ECHL (formerly the East Coast Hockey League) is a professional ice hockey league based in Princeton, New Jersey, with teams scattered across the United States and Canada, generally regarded as a tier below the American Hockey League. ... The Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center is a multi-purpose complex in Augusta, Georgia. ... The Augusta Colts are a professional indoor football team based out of Augusta, Georgia. ... Indoor football is a variation of American football with rules modified to make it suitable for play within ice hockey arenas. ... The American Indoor Football Association(AIFA) was formed in October of 2006. ... The Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center is a multi-purpose complex in Augusta, Georgia. ... For the skate brand of the same name, see Roller Derby (brand). ... WFTDA Logo Founded in April 2004 as the United Leagues Coalition (ULC) and renamed in early 2006, the Womens Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) is an association of womens flat track roller derby leagues in the United States. ...

Tournaments

The city’s famous golf course, the Augusta National Golf Club, hosts the first major golf tournament of each year, The Masters. This tournament is one of the most prestigious in the sport and is part of the Professional Golfers' Association’s Grand Slam. The city is also a hotbed[citation needed] for disc golf. The Augusta Top Gun Series is a series of tournaments sanctioned by the Professional Disc Golf Association. These tournaments are held at various venues in Augusta, including Pendleton King Park and Lake Olmstead. Also, Augusta hosted the 2006 Professional Disc Golf World Championships. Along with Pendleton King and Lake Olmstead, 2 courses in N. Augusta, SC were used for the tournanment. 299 disc golfers from around the world attended the event with Ken Climo winning the tournament and his 12th world championship. This article is about the game. ... Augusta National Golf Club, located in the American city of Augusta, Georgia, is one of the most famous and exclusive golf clubs in the world. ... The Masters is one of four Grand Slam golf tournaments. ... The Professional Golfers Association is the professional body which represents the interests of teaching and club golf professionals in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. ... A player putting at Cass Benton Disc Golf Course; Northville, Michigan. ... The Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) is the governing body of disc golf, which uses a frisbee-like disc. ... Ken Climo, or amorously referred to by peers as The Champ, is almost unanimously hailed as the greatest disc golfer of all time. ...


Parks and recreation

Augusta riverfront marina.
Augusta riverfront marina.
  • Riverwalk Augusta
  • Augusta Canal, built in 1845 as a power source
  • Phinizy Swamp Nature Park

Image File history File links Augustamarina. ... Image File history File links Augustamarina. ... The Augusta Canal was devised to harness the power of the fall line of the Savannah River for mills and to provide drinking water for Augusta, Georgia. ...

Government

See also: List of mayors of Augusta, Georgia

In 1995, the citizens of Augusta and unincorporated Richmond County voted to conconsolidate their city and county governments. Citizens of Hephzibah, Georgia and Blythe, Georgia, also located in Richmond County, decided to maintain separate governments. Augusta and Richmond County's consolidation took effect January 1, 1996, with the city and county merging operations. The consolidated government consists of a mayor and 10 commissioners. Eight commissioners represent specific districts, while the other two represent super districts comprised of the other eight. . ... Richmond County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. ... Hephzibah is a city located in Richmond County, Georgia. ... Blythe is a city located in Richmond County, Georgia. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... In American local government, a consolidated city-county, metropolitan municipality or regional municipality is a city and county that have been merged into one jurisdiction. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Commissioner is a designation that may be used for a variety of official positions, especially referring to a high-ranking public (administrative or police) official, or an analogous official in the private sector (e. ...


Politics in Augusta often tend to be racially based,[citation needed] and several former holders of office have been the centers of controversy. An Augusta State Senator, Charles Walker (D), was convicted on numerous federal felony charges in 2005 and was removed from his position. Around the same time, former Augusta State Representative Robin Williams (R) was also convicted on federal fraud charges. Linda Schrenko, a former Georgia State School Superintendent who is from nearby Columbia County, recently plead guilty to numerous federal corruption charges for embezzling state education money and funneling it to her unsuccessful gubernatorial campaign and for plastic surgery. She received an eight-year prison sentence for her crimes. A former mayor, Ed McIntyre, was convicted of bribery and extortion charges in the mid 1980s regarding the sale of city-owned riverfront real estate. Augusta and Richmond County also have a long history[citation needed] of Democratic Party political machines such as The Crackers, which had a monopoly on local politics for much of the first half of the 20th century. The Southside Mafia was a political machine that dominated county government for much of the latter half of the 20th century prior to consolidation in 1996. A State Senator is a member of a state Senate, the upper legislative chamber in the government of a U.S. state. ... Photo of Charles Walker after he was reelected to his Senate Seat following his indictment on 142 counts Charles W. Walker (born November 8, 1947) was once a powerful Georgia State Senator. ... Linda Schrenko is a former superintendent of schools in the U.S. state of Georgia who was indicted on theft charges by a federal grand jury. ... Former mayor of Augusta, Georgia. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic...


In early 2006 an organization founded by Woody Merry, CSRAHelp, filed suit against the consolidated government. The lawsuit, Merry v. Williams, was an attempt to force recalcitrant County Commissioners to perform the duties for which they had been elected[opinion needs balancing][citation needed]


Education

Colleges and universities

MCG Medical Center with Fifteenth Street in the foreground
MCG Medical Center with Fifteenth Street in the foreground

Augusta State University is a public, four-year university located in Augusta, Georgia. ... Augusta Technical College is a two-year college based in Augusta, Georgia. ... In 1828 the Medical Academy of Georgia was chartered by the state of Georgia with plans to offer a single course of lectures leading to a bachelors degree. ... Paine College is a private Historically Black college located in Augusta, Georgia. ... In the United States, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) (a type of Minority Serving Institution or MSI) are colleges or universities that were established before 1964 with the intention of serving the African-American community. ...

K-12 schools

Public K-12 schools in Augusta are managed by the Richmond County School System. The system has 8 high schools, 10 middle schools, 36 elementary schools, 4 magnet schools, and 3 other-format schools. K-12 (Pronounced Kay through twelve or just Kay twelve) is the North American designation for primary and secondary education. ... The Richmond County School District is a public school district, run by the Richmond County Board of Education, which serves the city of Augusta, Georgia. ... In the U.S. system of education, a magnet school is a public school that draws students interested in specific subjects such as academics or the arts, from the surrounding region (typically a school district or a county or region-wide group of school districts). ...


Private schools in Augusta include Aquinas High School, Episcopal Day School, St. Mary on the Hill School, and Westminster Schools of Augusta. Augusta Christian School and Augusta Preparatory Day School serve Augusta, but are located in neighboring Martinez, Georgia. Aquinas High School, home of the Fightin Irish, is located in Augusta, Georgia. ... Name The Westminster Schools of Augusta Address 3067 Wheeler Rd Augusta, Georgia 30909 Established 1972 Community Residental, 30 Acres Religion Christian (non-denominational) Students Coeducational Grades K-4 to 12 Headmaster Jim Adare Mascot Wildcat Colors Blue and White School Website Link Westminster Preparatory School, the secondary school for Westminster... Martinez is a census-designated place located in Columbia County, Georgia and is a suburb of Augusta, Georgia. ...


Media

Main article: Media in Augusta, Georgia

Infrastructure

Transportation

Augusta city bus
Augusta city bus

Augusta is linked to Atlanta, Georgia to the west and Columbia, South Carolina to the east by Interstate 20. Interstate 520 (Bobby Jones Expressway) runs from I-20 Exit 196 through Augusta's western and southern suburban areas, eventually crossing the Savannah River to South Carolina where it becomes the Palmetto Parkway. The current South Carolina terminus of I-520 is at U.S. Route 1, but construction is currently underway to complete its connection to I-20 in South Carolina near Exit 5. For other uses, see Columbia (disambiguation). ... “I-20” redirects here. ... Interstate 520 (abbreviated I-520) partly encircles Augusta, Georgia. ... Bobby Jones can refer to different people: Bobby Jones: a golf player Bobby J. Jones: a baseball player Bobby M. Jones: a baseball player Bobby Jones: a basketball player Bobby Jones: a gospel singer This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: U.S. Route 1 U.S. Route 1 (also called U.S. Highway 1, and abbreviated US 1) is a United States highway which parallels the east coast of the United States. ...

Other U.S. and State Routes include:

Augusta is served by city transit service Augusta Public Transit (APT), but the main mode of transportation within the city is by car. U.S. Route 25 is a north-south US highway in the eastern United States of America that now connects Cincinnati, Ohio, at the Ohio River to Brunswick, Georgia, near the Atlantic Ocean. ... U.S. Highway 278 is a spur of U.S. Highway 78. ... U.S. Route 1 in Georgia is also mostly signed as the state highway State Route 4. ... Georgia State Route 10 begins at the Downtown Connector (I-75/I-85) in Atlanta and ends at the Georgia-South Carolina line in Augusta. ... State Route 28 is the Georgia segments of a multi-state Route 28 that runs from southwestern Aiken County, South Carolina northwestward to northern Graham County, North Carolina. ... State Route 56 is a north-south state route located in the eastern part of the U.S. state of Georgia. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... State Route 232 is a west-east state route located in the eastern part of the U.S. state of Georgia. ... State Route 383 is a short highway that runs north-to-south along North Belair Road and Jimmie Dyess Parkway from S.R. 104 in Evans in the north to U.S. 78/U.S. 278/S.R. 10 west of Augusta in the south. ... State Route 388 is a short highway that runs north-to-south from S.R. 232 in the community of Lewiston in the north to S.R. 223 in Grovetown in the south, along Lewistown Road, Horizon South Parkway, and Wrightsboro Road. ...


Augusta has 2 airports: the main airport, Augusta Regional Airport, and a small airport for private and chartered planes, Daniel Field Airport. Augusta Regional Airport (IATA: AGS, ICAO: KAGS), also known as Augusta Regional Airport at Bush Field, is a municipal airport located 6 miles (10 km) south of Augusta, Georgia. ...


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Augusta is the birthplace of the Southern Baptist denomination, and the location of Springfield Baptist Church, the oldest autonomous African-American Baptist church in the nation.
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Augusta, the county seat of Richmond County and the second oldest city in Georgia, is in the east central section of the state on the south bank of the Savannah River which serves as the boundary between Georgia and South Carolina.
The second largest city in Georgia, Augusta is at the head of navigation on the Savannah River and is 135 miles east of Atlanta, 127 miles northwest of the port of Savannah, and 72 miles southwest of Columbia, South Carolina.
Augusta is the trade region for 13 counties in Georgia and five in South Carolina, a section known as the Central Savannah Area.
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