Historic Markers Across Georgia

Washington's Southern Tour

Marker ID: GHS 121-2
Location: St Pauls Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St, Augusta, GA
County: Richmond
Coordinates: N 33° 28.567    W 081° 57.655
  33.47612    -81.96091
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMGCN
Washington's Southern Tour Marker
Photo by TheConaways


During his Southern tour of 1791, President George Washington visited Augusta--at that time
Georgia´s capital--from May 18-21. Washington met with Governor Edward Telfair and other
`principal gentlemen of the place,` including George Walton and John Twiggs; attended a ball
at Richmond Academy `at which there were between 60 & 70 well-dressed ladies;` toured the
remains of Fort Cornwallis near St. Paul´s Church; and visited the falls on the Savannah River.
He described the city as `well laid out with wide & spacious streets. It bids fair to be a large
town.` Washington´s return to Philadelphia began on May 21 when he departed for Columbia,

1999.21 Erected by The Georgia Historical Society, 121-2
The Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Georgia,
and The Sons of the Revolution in the State of Georgia.