Augusta is located in Richmond County and it is the county seat. The city is situated on the Savannah River on the state line with South Carolina in the Historic South Region of the state.
Augusta's population is approximately 196,510. It is Georgia's second oldest and second largest city. The area enjoys a warm climate. Its mean annual precipitation is 44.6 inches and mean annual snowfall is 1.4 inches.
Founded in 1736 as an Indian trading post, Augusta was named after the Princess of Wales. The city also was a colonial military outpost and a Revolutionary War battle site. It was Georgia's tobacco trading hub in the 1700s, and was the state capital from 1786 to 1795.
Today, Augusta boasts five historic districts reflecting diverse architecture and is the home of six colleges.
Augusta's industrial base includes production of medical products, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and textiles, among others. It is home to The Masters golf tournament.
Augusta is part of the Augusta-Aiken, Georgia-South Carolina metro area.
Art Soul Bar | The Partridge Inn | Word Of Mouth Cafe |
Golf Augusta Golf & Gardens |
History Historic Cotton Exchange Welcome Center | Monument to the Poets of Georgia | Sacred Heart Cultural Center |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Knights Inn Augusta GA | Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta | Telfair Inn-A Victorian Village |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Johnny Hensley Realtory | Nita F. Sawyer Real Estate Agent | Vicki Law Real Estate Agent |
Shopping Kennedy’s Gifts |
Health Resorts and Spas La Dolce Vita Salon & Spa |
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Taste of Toccoa Toccoa GA April5 Northeast Georgia's premier dining event, A Taste of Toccoa features sample-sized portions of the most popular dishes from Toccoa's best restaurants and caterers. Garnish with live music, entertainment, shopping, and activities, and you have a fun-filled event the whole family will enjoy.
Vidalia Onion Festival Vidalia GA April18-21 Cooking School, Miss and Little Miss Vidalia Onion Pageants, Onion Maze, Onion Cook-off, Tasting Competition, The Onion Run, parades, carnival, rodeo, street dance, onion shootgun shoot, as well as a Dutch oven cooking demonstration.
Madison Fest Madison GA April37 Madison Fest features solutions for living a considered and ""greener"" life. This daylong festival takes place on the last Saturday of April each year.
Colleton County Rice Festival Walterboro SC April26-28 Rice Run-Walk, Dog Show, Open Car Show. Performance by Common Ground.
Sacred Heart Garden Festival Augusta GA April26-28 Historic Sacred Heart Cultural Center in downtown Augusta, GA will be the focus for classic southern gardening during its annual garden festival. Join us as we celebrate the advent of spring and raise funds to support the magnificent sacred heart cultural center.
Celebrate Clayton Clayton GA April27-28 Celebrate Clayton is an Arts, Music, Crafts and Gardening event for all ages, with mouth-watering food and a super kids program. Set in the spectacular North Georgia Mountains Celebrate Clayton is held annually the last weekend in April.