The First Academy of Richmond County

The First Academy of Richmond County (HMMSW)

Location: Augusta, GA 30901 Richmond County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 28.395', W 81° 57.342'

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One block east on Bay Street was opened as a boys' classicial school on April 12, 1785. Here President George Washington attended examinations in 1791. The buildings housed the General Assembly of Georgia when Augusta was the capital, the Federal District and Circuit Courts, the county Superior and Inferior courts and the Masonic Lodge Columbia.
In 1798 the school was closed because of a lack of money and the delapidation of the buildings. It was reopened in 1802 on Telfair Street. Thence, it was removed to Baker Avenue in 1926.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number121-17
Year Placed1954
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 6:56am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 411200 N 3704161
Decimal Degrees33.47325000, -81.95570000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 28.395', W 81° 57.342'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 28' 23.70" N, 81° 57' 20.52" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-99 4th St, Augusta GA 30901, US
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