Augusta Facts

General Information
  • Established - 1736
  • Named For - Princess Augusta of Saxe Gotha
  • Population - 200,000 City, 500,000 Trade Region
  • Location - 136 ft. above sea level.  200 Savannah River miles or approximately 150 land miles from Atlantic Ocean
  • NicknamesThe Central Savannah River Area (CSRA), includes surrounding counties in Georgia and South Carolina, The Garden City of the South, chosen in the early 20th century because of the City's many large private gardens
  • Major Highways - Interstates 20 and 520, U.S. Routes 1, 25, 78, 278
  • Colleges / Universities Augusta University, Paine CollegeAugusta Technical College
  • Military Installations Fort Gordon (U.S. Army Signal Center)
  • Airports - Augusta Regional Airport, Daniel Field
  • Sports Teams Augusta Green Jackets (baseball)
  • Famous Augustans - James Brown, Amy Grant, Jessye Norman, Terri Gibbs, Laurence Fishburne, Joe Penny, Ray Mercer, Frank Yerby, Hulk Hogan, and Larry Mize
Local Attractions & Events
Climate
Month Average High Average Low Mean
January 56.5 33.1 44.8
February 61.3 35.5 48.4
March 69.2 42.5 55.9
April 76.7 48.1 62.4
May 83.9 57.2 70.5
June 89.6 65.4 77.5
July 92.0 69.6 80.8
August 90.2 68.4 79.3