The Augusta Canal

The Augusta Canal (HMMN9)

Location: Augusta, GA 30901 Richmond County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 28.325', W 81° 58.717'

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The Augusta Canal, begun in 1845 and comleted in 1847, provided power for one of the first cotton textile manufacturing plants in the South and was the beginning of the development of Augusta as a great textile manufacturing center.
The canal was built by Col. Henry R. Cumming, who hired engineers to make surveys for the waterway. Water was let into the first level of the canal in 1846. It was enlarged and lengthened by Charles Estes in 1875.
HM NumberHMMN9
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number121-1
Year Placed1954
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 8:26am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 409069 N 3704052
Decimal Degrees33.47208333, -81.97861667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 28.325', W 81° 58.717'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 28' 19.50" N, 81° 58' 43.02" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 777-799 13th St, Augusta GA 30901, US
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