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Augusta

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Incorporated Date: 
February 5, 1777
Population: 
195,844
Total Area: 
324.1 sq mi
Contact Information
530 Greene St. Rm. 806
Augusta, GA 30901
Phone Number: 
(706) 821-1820
Fax Number: 
(706) 821-1838
Email Address: 

The state's second oldest and second largest city, Augusta, the county seat for Richmond County, pays tribute to Princess Augusta, wife of the Prince of Wales. Once a center of trading and later a seat of state government, Augusta is now home to the Masters Golf Tournament, the National Science Center's Fort Discovery, and U.S. President Woodrow Wilson's boyhood home.

Among the city's other attractions are Fort Gordon Military Reservation, Riverwalk Augusta, and the Morris Museum of Art, which holds the country's largest collection of Southern Art.