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Augusta History, Tourism, and Preservation Websites
Websites of Places Featured in Itinerary
Selected Bibliography for Augusta

Augusta History, Tourism, and Preservation Websites

Augusta Canal National Heritage Area
The official site for the nation’s only industrial power canal still in use for its original purpose.  Includes information on tours, museums, events, and projects in and around the canal area.

Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau
Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau is a nonprofit organization that promotes tourism in the metropolitan Augusta area.

Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce
This site contains information on the many businesses that are located in Augusta, along with information on promotions and events within the business district.

Augusta-Richmond County Historical Society
Organization that collects, preserves, and publishes the history of the Augusta-Richmond County area.

City of Augusta
The official government site for the city of Augusta.

Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Historic Preservation Division
Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Historic Preservation Division is the State Historic Preservation Office for Georgia.  This office processes all National Register nominations, coordinates identification of historic places, helps protect historic properties as part of the planning of government-funded projects, and awards matching grants for preservation projects.

Georgia Historical Society
Georgia Historical Society is a nonprofit, but state-chartered organization that collects, preserves, and shares Georgia history.

Georgia Secretary of State Archives and History Division
Georgia Archives identifies and preserves Georgia's most valuable historical documents.

Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation
Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation is a nonprofit organization that promotes an appreciation of Georgia’s diverse historic resources and provides for their protection and use to preserve, enhance and revitalize Georgia's communities.

Heritage Documentation Programs in the American Memory: Built in America
Heritage Documentation Programs, National Park Service, administers HABS (Historic American Buildings Survey), the Federal Government’s oldest operating preservation program, and companion programs, HAER (Historic American Engineering Record), HALS (Historic American Landscapes Survey), and CRGIS (Cultural Resources Geographic Information Systems). Drawings, maps, photographs, and historical reports produced through the programs and archived at the Library of Congress constitute the nation’s largest collection of historical architectural, engineering, and landscape documentation.

Historic Augusta, Inc.
Historic Augusta, Inc. is a private, nonprofit membership organization dedicated to the preservation of the historic built environment of Augusta and Richmond County, Georgia.

Historic Hotels of America
A feature of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Heritage Traveler program that provides information on historic hotels and package tours in the vicinity of this itinerary.

National Heritage Areas
A "national heritage area" is a place designated by the United States Congress where natural, cultural, historic, and recreational resources combine to form a cohesive, nationally distinctive landscape arising from patterns of human activity shaped by geography. These areas tell nationally important stories about our nation and are representative of the national experience through both the physical features that remain and the traditions that have evolved within them.

National Historic Landmarks
National Historic Landmarks are nationally significant historic places designated by the Secretary of the Interior, because they possess exceptional value or quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States. They are all listed in National Register of Historic Places.

National Park Service
The main National Park Service website is the gateway to national parks, information on preserving America’s history and culture in parks and communities, and a vast amount of other useful information. Visit the National Parks located in Georgia: Andersonville National Historic Site, Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Augusta Canal National Heritage Area, Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park, Cumberland Island National Seashore, Fort Frederica National Monument, Fort Pulaski National Monument, Jimmy Carter National Historic Site, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, Ocmulgee National Monument, and Trail of Tears National Historic Trail.

National Park Service Office of Tourism
National Parks have been interwoven with tourism from their earliest days. This website highlights the ways in which the National Park Service promotes and supports sustainable, responsible, informed, and managed visitor use through cooperation and coordination with the tourism industry.

National Register of Historic Places
The National Register of Historic Places is the nation’s official inventory of historic places worthy of preservation. Districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture are included in the National Register, which is expanded and maintained by the National Park Service. The National Register website is the gateway to information on authentic registered historic places, the benefits of recognition, and how to become involved in identifying, nominating to the National Register, and protecting these irreplaceable reminders of our heritage.

National Scenic Byways Program
This website, maintained by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, includes information on state and nationally designated byway routes throughout America based on their archeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational, and scenic qualities. Visit the America’s Byways Savannah River Scenic Byway website for more ideas.

National Trust for Historic Preservation

National Trust for Historic Preservation is a U.S. Congress-chartered nonprofit group that preserves historic places, publishes information about preservation, and operates preservation initiatives. Learn about the programs and membership in the oldest national nonprofit preservation organization.

Teaching with Historic Places
Teaching with Historic Places is a program of the National Park Service that offers a series of online classroom-ready lesson plans on registered historic places and other resources to help teachers and students use historic places in the classroom.

Links to Websites of Places Featured in This Itinerary

Augusta Canal National Heritage Area/Historic Augusta Canal and Industrial District

Augusta Canal National Heritage Area
Enterprise Mill

Augusta Downtown Historic District

Church of the Most Holy Trinity
First Presbyterian Church of Augusta
Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art (Ware’s Folly)
Imperial Theatre
Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Sacred Heart Cultural Center)
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Woodrow Wilson Boyhood Home

Harrisburg—West End Historic District

Harris-Pearson-Walker House ( 1797 Ezekiel Harris House )

Individual Entries

Academy of Richmond County--1926 Campus
Augusta National Golf Club Masters Tournament website
Meadow Garden

Laney--Walker North Historic District

The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History and Conference Center
Tabernacle Baptist Church

Summerville Historic District

The Partridge Inn
Summerville Neighborhood Association


Art Work of Augusta, Chicago: W. H. Parish Publishing Company, 1894.

Bragg, C. L, Charles D. Ross, Gordon A. Blaker, Stephanie A. T. Jacobe, Theodore P. Savas, Never for Want of Powder: The Confederate Powderworks in Augusta, Georgia, Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 2007.

Byrdy, Stan, Augusta and Aiken in Golf’s Golden Age, Charleston, SC:  Arcadia Publishers, 2002.

Callahan, Helen, Augusta, A Pictorial History, Virginia Beach, VA: Donning, 1980.

Callahan, Helen, Summerville: A Pictorial History, Augusta, GA: Richmond County Historical Society, 1993.

Cashin, Edward J., Augusta and the American Revolution: Events in the Georgia Back Country, 1773-1783, Darien, GA: Ashantilly Press, 1975.

Cashin, Edward J., The Brightest Arm of the Savannah: The Augusta Canal 1845-2000, Augusta, GA : Augusta Canal Authority. 2002.

Cashin, Edward J., (ed.), Colonial Augusta: “Key of the Indian Country”, Macon, GA:  Mercer University Press, 1986.

Cashin, Edward J., From Balloons to Blue Angels: The Story of Aviation in Augusta, Georgia, Augusta, GA:  Richmond County Historical Society, 2003.

Cashin, Edward J., The King’s Ranger: Thomas Brown and the American Revolution on the Southern Frontier, Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1989.

Cashin, Edward J., Lachlan McGillivray, Indian Trader: The Shaping of the Southern Colonial Frontier, Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1992.

Cashin, Edward J., Old Springfield: Race and Religion in Augusta, Georgia, Augusta, GA: Springfield Village Park Foundation, 1995.

Cashin, Edward J., The Quest: A History of Public Education in Richmond County, Georgia, Augusta, GA: Richmond County Board of Education, 1985.

Cashin, Edward J., The Story of Augusta, Augusta, GA: Richmond County Board of Education, 1980.

Corley, Florence Fleming, Confederate City: Augusta, Georgia, 1860-1865, Columbia: University of South Carolina Press,1960.

Fleming, Berry, Autobiography of a City in Arms: Augusta, Georgia, 1861-1865, Augusta, GA: Richmond County Historical Society, 1976.

Fogleman, Marguerite, Historical Markers and Monuments of Richmond County, Georgia, Augusta, GA: Richmond County Historical Society, 1986.

Greene, Vicki H., Scott W. Loehr and Erick D. Montgomery, An Augusta Scrapbook: Twentieth-Century Memories, Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2000.

Hanson, Robert H., Safety-Courtesy-Service: History of the Georgia Railroad, Johnson City, TN: The Overmountain Press, 1996.

Hatlermann, Bryan M., From City to Countryside: A Guidebook to the Landmarks of Augusta, Georgia, Augusta, GA: Lamar Press, 1997.

Jones, Charles C., Memorial History of Augusta, Georgia: From Its Settlement in 1735 to the close of the Eighteenth Century, Spartanburg, SC: Reprint Co., 1980 (reprint of original publication of 1890).

Lee, Joseph M., Augusta: A Postcard History, Dover, NH: Arcadia, 1997.

Lee, Joseph M., Augusta and Summerville, Dover, NH: Arcadia, 2000.

Leslie, Kent Anderson, Woman of Color, Daughter of Privilege: Amanda America Dickson, 1849-1893, Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1995.

Montgomery, Erick, Thomas Woodrow Wilson: Family Ties and Southern Perspectives, Augusta, GA: Historic Augusta, Inc., 2006.

Peters, Linda E., A Study of the Architecture of Augusta, Georgia, 1735-1860, Ann Arbor, MI: University Microfilms, 1983.

Roberts, Clifford, The Story of the Augusta National, Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co, 1976.

Rowland, Arthur Ray and Helen Callahan, Yesterday’s Augusta, Miami, FL: E. A. Seemann Publishers, 1976.

Sylvester, C. Doughty, A Pictorial History of Augusta, Georgia, Augusta, GA:  Fleming Printers, 1962.

Whites, LeeAnn, The Civil War As a Crisis in Gender: Augusta, Georgia 1860-1890, Athens, University of Georgia Press, 1995.

Children's Bibliography

Smith, Julia Faye, Tommy: The Civil War Childhood of a President, Dorcet, UK: Russell House Publications, 1996.