Fun Facts About Augusta, GA
Augusta was established in 1736 by General James Edward Oglethorpe.
Augusta’s elite lived along Broad, Greene and Telfair streets. They were known as “Pinch Gut” for the corseted ladies who inhabited the area.
Bobby Jones built the Augusta National Golf Club and hosted its First Invitational Tournament in 1934.
At least 10 Confederate generals were either born in the Augusta area, called it home at one time, or are buried here.
Augusta’s Springfield Baptist Church is the oldest independently formed African-American congregation still meeting on its original site. It is also where Morehouse College originated.
Augusta is the home of the “Godfather of Soul,” singer James Brown and the famous Metropolitan Opera star, soprano Jessye Norman.
Ty Cobb’s baseball career began with the Augusta Tourists in 1904.
In the late 1800s, Augusta staked out a claim as a resort city. Guests included President William H. Taft, John D. Rockefeller, and Harvey Firestone.