History of Augusta, Georgia: when Augusta was founded and how it developed.

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Augusta is a city located in the state of Georgia in the southeastern United States. It is located on the Savannah River and has a population of around 200,000. Augusta has a long history, with its roots dating back to the early 18th century, when it was founded as a trading post by English colonists.

In the 19th and early 20th centuries, Augusta became a major industrial center, known for its cotton mills and other manufacturing businesses. The city was also an important transportation hub, with the Savannah River providing a connection to the rest of the country. In the latter half of the 20th century, Augusta's economy diversified, and the city became a hub for healthcare, education, and finance. It is home to several major universities, including Augusta University and Paine College, and is known for its research and development activities.

Augusta is also home to a number of cultural institutions, including the Morris Museum of Art and the Augusta Symphony Orchestra.

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