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Overview

Introduction to Augusta, Georgia

The city of Augusta is located in the east-central part of the state of Georgia, right on the border with South Carolina. Nestled along the banks of the Savannah River, Augusta sits approximately 150 miles east of the state capital of Atlanta. Major thoroughfares servicing the city include Interstates I-20 and I-520; U.S. Routes 1, 25, 78, and 278; and Georgia State Highway 28.

Augusta's rich history dates back to 1736, when it was established as a settlement by British General James E. Oglethorpe, founder of Georgia. The city was named in honor of Augusta, Princess of Wales. A pivotal site during both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, Augusta served as Georgia's state capital from 1785 until 1795. The city later became the second largest inland cotton market in the world during the days of the cotton boom. For a time, Augusta served as a major winter resort, attracting wealthy northerners seeking to escape the bitter winters back home. Today, the city is a center for medicine and manufacturing, and is best known for its role in hosting the Masters golf tournament. For this reason, it is often referred to as the Masters City, although Augusta's official nickname is The Garden City of the South - chosen because of the city's many large private gardens.

Arts and Entertainment in Augusta

Augusta boasts a large variety of cultural, historic, and entertainment options for visitors and residents to enjoy. Some of the more prominent of these are the following:

  • Augusta Museum of History: Features many exhibits and collections from Augusta's past, including a 1914 steam locomotive, memorabilia from the founding of Augusta in 1736, and a Civil War collection.
  • Fort Discovery Science Center: Located in downtown Augusta, the Center includes over 250 exhibits in the areas of math, robotics, and communications.
  • Augusta Civic Center: A downtown site which hosts numerous sporting events, concerts, and shows.
  • Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art: Traces back to 1937 and houses major exhibitions of local and regional artists.
  • The Morris Museum of Art: Offers a broad collection of Southern art, including Civil War art, Southern Impressionism, early 20th century painting, and the Black Presence in Southern art.
  • Augusta Golf and Gardens: Home to the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame.
  • Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History: Dedicated to one of the state's most influential educational leaders.
  • Imperial Theatre: An historic old theatre located in downtown Augusta.
  • Sacred Heart Cultural Center: Built by Jesuit priests in 1897, the Center hosts many important cultural events including the Augusta Ballet, Choral Society, and the Children's Chorale.
  • Confederate Powderworks
  • Fort Gordon

The sports scene in Augusta is dominated by the annual Masters Tournament, an official money event on the PGA Tour and one of four major championships in professional golf. The Masters enjoys the distinction of being held every year at the same location, the Augusta National Golf Club. Golf is not the only pro sport in the city, however. Augusta is home to the Augusta GreenJackets, baseball's minor league Class A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. The GreenJackets play their South Atlantic League home games at the city's Lake Olmstead Stadium. Augusta is also home to the Augusta Lynx of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL). The team is affiliated with the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League and also the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League. Arena football fans can root for the Augusta Spartans, a professional indoor football team and charter member of the World Indoor Football League (WIFL).

Augusta Almanac

CategoryValue
County Richmond County, Columbia County
Standard Zip Codes30901, 30904, 30906, 30909, 30912, 30907, 30905
P.O. Box Zip Codes30903, 30914, 30916, 30917, 30919
Company Zip Codes30999
Phone Area Codes762,706
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude33.45
Approximate Longitude-81.99

Augusta Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationAUGUSTA BUSH FIELD AP
Distance7.2 miles
Jan Temp33 to 57 F
Apr Temp48 to 77 F
Jul Temp70 to 92 F
Oct Temp50 to 77 F
Annual Precip44.5 inches
StationJOHNSTON 4 SW
Distance22.8 miles
Jan Temp29 to 54 F
Apr Temp44 to 75 F
Jul Temp66 to 92 F
Oct Temp48 to 75 F
Annual Precip48.6 inches
StationWAYNESBORO 2 NE
Distance25.7 miles
Jan Temp34 to 57 F
Apr Temp49 to 76 F
Jul Temp69 to 91 F
Oct Temp50 to 76 F
Annual Precip47.2 inches

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Hephzibah3,936$72,353

Augusta Public Libraries

Augusta-richmond County Public Library System
823 TELFAIR STREET
Augusta, Georgia
(706) 821-2600

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Augusta Hospitals

Charlie Norwood Va Medical Center
(Government - Federal)
950 15th St
(706) 733-0188
East Central Regional Hospital
(Government - State)
3405 Mike Padgett Highway
(706) 792-7066
Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Uptown Division
(Government - Federal)
1 Freedom Way
(706) 733-0188
Healthsouth Walton Rehabilitation Hospital
1355 Independence Drive
Medical College Of Ga Hospitals And Clinics
(Government - State)
1120 15th Street
(706) 721-6569
Augusta Surgical Center
(Proprietary)
915 Russell Street
(706) 738-4925
Gracewood State School And Hospital
(Government - State)
100 Myrtle Boulevard
Trinity Hospital Of Augusta
(Proprietary)
2260 Wrightsboro Road
(706) 481-7000
University Health Care System
(Government - District/authority)
1350 Walton Way
Doctors Hospital
(Proprietary)
3651 Wheeler Road
(706) 651-6008
Walton Rehabilitation Hospital
(Non-profit)
1355 Independence Drive
Lighthouse Care Center Of Augusta
(Proprietary)
3100 Perimeter Parkway
(706) 651-0005
Select Specialty Hospital - Augusta
(Proprietary)
1537 Walton Way

Augusta Public Schools

Collins Elementary School
1321 Swanee Quintet Blvd
ZIP: 30901
(706) 823-6922
Craig-houghton Elementary School
1001 4th St
ZIP: 30901
(706) 823-6946
Primary
Total Enrollment 444
Davidson Magnet School
615 12th St
ZIP: 30901
(706) 823-6924
Other
Total Enrollment 758
Jenkins-white Elementary Charter School
800 15th Ave
ZIP: 30901
(706) 737-7320
Primary
Total Enrollment 427
Johnson Magnet
1324 Laney Walker Blvd
ZIP: 30901
(706) 823-6933
High
Total Enrollment 567
Josey High School
1701 15th St
ZIP: 30901
(706) 737-7360
High
Total Enrollment 667
Laney High School
1339 Laney Walker Blvd
ZIP: 30901
(706) 823-6900
High
Total Enrollment 610
W.s. Hornsby K-8 School
310 Kentucky Ave
ZIP: 30901
(706) 823-6928
Primary
Total Enrollment 742
Walker Traditional Elementary School
1301 Wrightsboro Rd
ZIP: 30901
(706) 823-6950
Primary
Total Enrollment 755
Academy Of Richmond County High School
910 Russell St
ZIP: 30904
(706) 737-7152
High
Total Enrollment 1306
Alternative Education
1740 Walton Way
ZIP: 30904
(706) 796-4965
Evening School
1740 Walton Way
ZIP: 30904
(706) 796-4965
Garrett Elementary School
1100 Eisenhower Dr
ZIP: 30904
(706) 737-7222
Primary
Total Enrollment 273
Lamar - Milledge Elementary School
510 Eve St
ZIP: 30904
(706) 737-7262
Primary
Total Enrollment 459
Learning Options Plc
1740 Walton Way
ZIP: 30904
(706) 796-4965
Monte Sano Elementary School
2164 Richmond Ave
ZIP: 30904
(706) 868-3650
Primary
Total Enrollment 348
Monte Sano Pre-k
2164 Richmond Ave
ZIP: 30904
(706) 481-1813
Murphey Middle Charter School
2610 Milledgeville Rd
ZIP: 30904
(706) 737-7350
Middle
Total Enrollment 622
Augusta Regional Youth Detention Center
3485 Mike Padgett Hwy
ZIP: 30906
(706) 771-7854
Other
Total Enrollment 12
Augusta Youth Development Campus
3481 Mike Padgett Hwy
ZIP: 30906
(706) 792-7521
Other
Total Enrollment 30
Barton Chapel Elementary School
2329 Barton Chapel Rd
ZIP: 30906
(706) 796-4955
Primary
Total Enrollment 528
Butler High School
2011 Lumpkin Rd
ZIP: 30906
(706) 796-4959
High
Total Enrollment 759
Cross Creek High School
3855 Old Waynesboro Rd
ZIP: 30906
(706) 772-8140
High
Total Enrollment 1279
Dorothy Hains Elementary School
1820 Windsor Spring Rd
ZIP: 30906
(706) 796-4918
Primary
Total Enrollment 484
Glenn Hills Elementary School
2838 Glenn Hills Dr
ZIP: 30906
(706) 796-4942
Primary
Total Enrollment 431
Glenn Hills High School
2840 Glenn Hills Dr
ZIP: 30906
(706) 796-4924
High
Total Enrollment 805
Glenn Hills Middle School
2941 Glenn Hills Dr
ZIP: 30906
(706) 796-4705
Middle
Total Enrollment 673
Goshen Elementary School
4040 Old Waynesboro Rd
ZIP: 30906
(706) 796-4646
Primary
Total Enrollment 458
Gracewood Elementary School
2032 Tobacco Rd
ZIP: 30906
(706) 796-4969
Primary
Total Enrollment 446
Meadowbrook Elementary School
3630 Goldfinch Dr
ZIP: 30906
(706) 796-4915
Primary
Total Enrollment 527
Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School
2500 Lumpkin Rd
ZIP: 30906
(706) 826-1000
Other
Total Enrollment 339
Rollins Elementary School
2160 Mura Dr
ZIP: 30906
(706) 796-4972
Primary
Total Enrollment 444
Sego Middle School
3420 Julia Ave
ZIP: 30906
(706) 796-4944
Middle
Total Enrollment 630
Southside Elementary School
3310 Old Louisville Rd
ZIP: 30906
(706) 796-4952
Primary
Total Enrollment 435
Terrace Manor Elementary School
3110 Tate Rd
ZIP: 30906
(706) 796-4910
Primary
Total Enrollment 320
Tobacco Road Elementary School
2397 Tobacco Rd
ZIP: 30906
(706) 796-4658
Primary
Total Enrollment 479
Wheeless Road Elementary School
2530 Wheeless Rd
ZIP: 30906
(706) 796-4985
Primary
Total Enrollment 563
Wilkinson Gardens Elementary School
1925 Kratha Dr
ZIP: 30906
(706) 737-7219
Primary
Total Enrollment 501
Windsor Spring Road Elementary School
2534 Windsor Spring Rd
ZIP: 30906
(706) 796-4939
Primary
Total Enrollment 494
Warren Road Elementary School
311 Warren Rd
ZIP: 30907
(706) 737-7225
Primary
Total Enrollment 627
Westside High School
1002 Patriots Way
ZIP: 30907
(706) 868-4030
High
Total Enrollment 797
Bayvale Elementary School
3309 Milledgeville Rd
ZIP: 30909
(706) 737-7255
Primary
Total Enrollment 503
Copeland Elementary School
1440 Jackson Rd
ZIP: 30909
(706) 737-7228
Primary
Total Enrollment 554
Lake Forest Hills Elementary School
3140 Lake Forest Dr
ZIP: 30909
(706) 737-7317
Primary
Total Enrollment 629
Langford Middle School
3019 Walton Way Ext
ZIP: 30909
(706) 737-7301
Middle
Total Enrollment 871
Lighthouse Care Center Of Augusta
3100 Perimeter Pkwy
ZIP: 30909
(706) 651-0005
Other
Total Enrollment 38
Merry Elementary School
415 Boy Scout Rd
ZIP: 30909
(706) 737-7185
Primary
Total Enrollment 385
National Hills Elementary School
1215 Northwood Rd
ZIP: 30909
(706) 737-7266
Primary
Total Enrollment 211
Sue Reynolds Elementary School
3840 Wrightsboro Rd
ZIP: 30909
(706) 855-2540
Primary
Total Enrollment 873
Tutt Middle School
495 Boy Scout Rd
ZIP: 30909
(706) 737-7288
Middle
Total Enrollment 507

Augusta Private Schools

Curtis Baptist School (pk-12)
1326 Broad St
ZIP: 30901
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 249
Heritage Academy
333 Greene St
ZIP: 30901
Elementary
Total Enrollment 165
Immaculate Conception Catholic School
811 Telfair St
ZIP: 30901
Elementary
Total Enrollment 95
Aquinas High School
1920 Highland Ave
ZIP: 30904
Secondary
Total Enrollment 259
Charles Henry Terrell Academy
2230 Broad St
ZIP: 30904
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 39
Episcopal Day School
2248 Walton Way
ZIP: 30904
Elementary
Total Enrollment 412
St Mary On The Hill School
1220 Monte Sano Ave
ZIP: 30904
Elementary
Total Enrollment 435
Abc Daycare & Kindergarten
3305 Pecan St
ZIP: 30906
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Alleluia Community School
2819 Peach Orchard Rd
ZIP: 30906
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 159
Burns Memorial United Methodist Church Preschool
2372 Lumpkin Rd
ZIP: 30906
Elementary
Total Enrollment 3
Hillcrest Baptist School
3045 Deans Bridge Rd
ZIP: 30906
Elementary
Total Enrollment 198
The First Academy
3633 Peach Orchard Rd
ZIP: 30906
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 54
Augusta Sda School
4301 Wheeler Rd
ZIP: 30907
Elementary
Total Enrollment 28
First Baptist Church Kindergarten
3500 Walton Way Extension
ZIP: 30909
Elementary
Total Enrollment 32
New Life Christian Academy
3336 Wrightsboro Rd
ZIP: 30909
Elementary
Total Enrollment 58
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