Augusta emerged as an Indian trade post center shortly after General Oglethorpe arrived in Georgia. Augusta was established in 1735. Fort Cornwallis protected the area before the American Revolution. The Confederate Powder Works and Sibley Mill, Augusta, Georgia. The 176-foot chimney is all that remains of the powder works which operated between 1862 and 1865. The chimney is a monument to the Confederate dead. The Sibley Mill facade was designed to match the pattern of the obelisk. Georgia Pioneers has hundreds of family histories already traced on this website.
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Broad Street, Augusta, Georgia, looking west. This is the fourth building to replace the original church of 1750 which was destroyed during the American Revolution. The second edifice was destroyed in 1818 to build a larger church. Fire destroyed the third church in 1916. Many famous persons are buried here including William Longstreet who successfully operated a steamboat on the Savannah River a year before Fulton's Clermont on the Hudson, and William Few signed the Constitution.