Historic Markers Across Georgia

Home of Governor Telfair

Marker ID: GHM 121-13
Location: Broad Street at East Boundry, Augusta, GA
County: Richmond
Coordinates: N 33° 28.157    W 081° 56.862
  33.46928    -81.9477
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM7A7M
Home of Governor Telfair Marker
Photo by Ken Moser


Here stood the home of Edward Telfair. He was one of the group of young patriots led by Joseph Habersham, who broke open the British powder magazine at Savannah on May 11, 1775 and carried away the powder for future use in the Revolutionary War. Later Telfair became a member of the Continental Congress and was the first Governor of Georgia after adoption of the U.S. Constitution. It is believed that as Governor he entertained George Washington in his home here in 1791, when Augusta was the State Capital.

GHM 121-13 Georgia Historical Commission 1954