Historic Markers Across Georgia



Home of Richard Henry Wilde



Marker ID: GHM 121-31
Location: 2229 Pickens Road, Augusta, GA
County: Richmond
Coordinates: N 33° 28.465    W 082° 0.938
  33.47442    -82.01564
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM25A6
Home of Richard Henry Wilde Marker
Photo by tnt-tim



Text:

Richard Henry Wilde, one of Georgia`s most gifted sons - poet, scholar. lawyer, statesman. lived in this house from 1825 to 1842. Born in Dublin, Ireland, Spet. 24, 1789, he moved to Augusta with his parents in 1802. He was listed as a merchant and law student until 1809, when admitted to the bar. Served as Solicitor General and ex-officio Attorney General of Georgia in 1811- 13; elected to Congress in 1815- 17, elected to Congress in 1815- 17, again in 1825 and for four more terms in 1827 through 1835. Spent his time writing and traveling from 1835 through 1840, then removed to New Orleans to teach law at the University of Louisiana in 1843. He died in New Orleans in 1847 but was reburied in the Augusta City Cemetery in 1886.

GHM 121-31 Georgia Historical Commission 1956



 
Notes:

The house indicated is currently a private residence in the historic Summerville neighborhood of Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County.

 

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