Established:1736

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)

Airports: Augusta Regional Airport, Daniel Field

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: Arts in the Heart, First Friday (Monthly Celebration downtown on Artists Row)

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.

Climate: Temperatures
Month Avg. High Avg. Low Mean
January 56.5 33.1 44.8
February 61.3 35.5 48.4
March 69.2 42.5 55.9
April 76.7 48.1 62.4
May 83.9 57.2 70.5
June 89.6 65.4 77.5
July 92.0 69.6 80.8
August 90.2 68.4 79.3