Augusta Georgia
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AUGUSTA FUN FACTS

  • Second largest city in Georgia
  • Second oldest city in Georgia
  • Home of the Masters Golf Tournament
  • Home of the Godfather of Soul, James Brown
  • Birthplace of singers Amy Grant, Jessye Norman and Terri Gibbs; actors Laurence Fishburne, Danny Glover and Joe Penny; Boxer Ray Mercer, Novelist Frank Yerby, WWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan, and pro golfer Larry Mize
  • Second largest inland cotton market in the world during the cotton boom
  • Home of the oldest newspaper in the South, The Augusta Chronicle
  • Home of poets Richard Henry Wilde and James Ryder Randall
  • Home of George Walton, the youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence
  • Home of Springfield Baptist Church, the oldest independently formed black congregation in the United States with an unbroken recond of existence
  • Headquarters of E-Z-GO Textron and Club Car, the number one and two manufacturers of golf carts
  • Home of Jones Creek, the number one rated public golf course in Georgia
  • Home of the largest man-made lake east of the Mississippi River, Thurmond Lake
  • Home of the last standing permanent structure built by the confederacy, the Confederate Powderworks Factory Chimney
  • Home of the world's richest dragboat race, the Hardee's Augusta Southern Nationals
  • Headquarters of the National Barrel Horse Association
  • Location of baseball player Ty Cobb's first professional game and his home from 1904 to 1932.


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