Historic Markers Across Georgia

Home of Nicholas Ware

Marker ID: GHM 121-24
Location: Telfair at 5th Street, Augusta, GA
County: Richmond
Coordinates: N 33° 28.192    W 081° 57.65
  33.46987    -81.96083
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
Home of Nicholas Ware Marker  


Nicholas Ware was born in Virginia in 1769, a son of Captain Robert Ware of the Revolutionary Army, and moved to Augusta when a child. He was Mayor of Augusta, 1819- 1821; served several times in the Legislature, and was U.S. Senator from Georgia from 1821 until his death in 1824. Ware County, Georgia, was named for him.

This house was built b him as his home in 1818 and was known as `Ware`s Folly,` It is believed that it was designed by Gabriel Manigault, the noted Charleston architect. It is now owned by the Gertrude Herbert MEmorial Institute of Art.

GHM 121-24 Georgia Historical Commission