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Nestled along the banks of the Savannah River, Augusta is the oldest and second largest city in Georgia. Augusta has been rated as the second best place to live in Georgia, and 111th in the nation. (Places Rated Almanac).

Augusta is approximately 150 miles east of Atlanta on Interstate 20 in east central Georgia at the South Carolina border. Augusta is centrally located just two and a half hours from the beach and the mountains.

Augusta is home to the state’s medical university, Medical College of Georgia, and also recognized for its state-of-the-art medical facilities including a sprawling VA Complex, the Army's Southern regional hospital and several large and advanced private and public hospitals. Facilities include a world-class cardiac center, a nationally-recognized children's hospital and a new cancer research and treatment center.

The United States Army Signal Center Fort Gordon is located in Augusta along with Augusta State University, Payne College and numerous smaller college and university campuses. It also boasts growing business and manufacturing sectors.

Once a year during the first full week of April the eyes of the world are focused on Augusta when the world’s greatest golfers gather at the Augusta National Golf Club for the Masters Tournament. Bobby Jones built the Augusta National Golf Club and hosted its First Invitational Tournament in 1934.

Augusta was once the capital of Georgia and has a large number of historically significant homes and facilities. The Cotton Exchange, established in 1872, supplied local businessmen with cattle and grain quotations from Chicago, stock averages from New York and daily market prices for cotton.

In addition, Augusta is home to Woodrow Wilson's (28th president of the United States) childhood home; the Ezekiel Harris House; George Walton’s (signer of the Declaration of Independence) home and many more historical places of interest.

Augusta’s Springfield Baptist Church is the oldest independently formed African-American congregation still meeting on its orginal site. It is also where Morehouse College orginated. The Georgia Republican Party and the Southern Baptist Convention were both started in Augusta. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, built in 1749, is the third oldest Episcopal Church in Georgia.

Augusta is the childhood home to the godfather of soul, the late James Brown, and is the birthplace of Amy Grant, CSI star Laurence Fishburne, opera star Jessye Norman, singer Terri Gibbs, actors Danny Glover and Joe Penney, boxer Ray Mercer, novelist Frank Yerby, professional wrestler Hulk Hogan and pro golfer Larry Mize. Ty Cobb, a great baseball player of his time, also made his home in Augusta.

Augusta reflects the historic charm of the classic South with its tree-lined streets and majestic antebellum mansions. There are dozens of shops and restaurants, cultural and historic attractions in Augusta.

With an average temperature of 62.7 degrees, Augustans spend much of the year outside taking advantage of many parks and recreational facilities.