Confederate Powder Works

Confederate Powder Works (HMMBZ)

Location: Augusta, GA 30904 Richmond County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 29.009', W 81° 59.419'

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Obelisk chimney one-third mile (from here) marks center of Confederate Powder Works which extended two miles along the river and was the principal powder factory in the South during the War. It supplied Confederate armies with abundant gunpowder of the highest quality then made, and was said to be the second largest powder factory then in the world, manufacturing a total of 2,750,000 pounds during the three years that it operated. Erected by Colonel George W. Rains for the Confederate Government shortly after the outbreak of the War and operated by him until April 18, 1865.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number121-20
Year Placed1956
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 10:41pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 407994 N 3705326
Decimal Degrees33.48348333, -81.99031667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 29.009', W 81° 59.419'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 29' 0.54" N, 81° 59' 25.14" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1691-1699 Broad St, Augusta GA 30904, US
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