Interesting facts and trivia can enhance any trip or vacation. Aside from adding nuance to your sightseeing, such tidbits of knowledge bring a touch of flair to the stories you’ll tell people back home.
Augusta was established in 1736 by General James Edward Oglethorpe.
Augusta was named after Princess Augusta of Wales.
Augusta's elite lived along Broad, Greene and Telfair streets. They were known as “Pinch Gut” for the corseted ladies who inhabited the area.
Augusta was twice capital of Georgia.
The Medical College of Georgia was the state’s first medical school.
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.
Bobby Jones built the Augusta National Golf Club and hosted its First Invitational Tournament in 1934.