The city was originally named in honor of Augusta, Princess of Wales, daughter-in-law of King George II of Great Britain and mother of King George III of Great Britain, and was the second state capital of Georgia from 1785 until 1795.
Augusta's official nickname is The Garden City. It is also known as Masters City, since it plays host to the Masters golf tournament.
Augusta is located on the Georgia/South Carolina border, about 150 miles east of Atlanta. It is the second largest city and second largest metropolitan area in the state. Augusta is also the birthplace of the Southern Baptist denomination.
The medical college of Georgia was founded in Augusta in 1822 This medical institution treated solders from the civil war. It is now a major world-renowned medical facility located in Augusta.
Fort Gordon is a major employer and home to the Army Signal Core. The US Department of Energy has a major facility in the area, which attracts highly trained professionals from all over the Untied States. Many private and national companies have major facilities in the Augusta area.
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