Welcome to Augusta, Georgia, the Garden City of the South, home of the globally-recognized Masters Tournament, birthplace of Soul Icon James Brown, and home of the US Army's Cyber Center of Excellence at Fort Gordon. Founded in 1736 by General James Oglethorpe (a statue of whom graces Augusta Common), Augusta's streets have been trod by Native Americans, British and Colonial Soldiers, Presidents of the United States, heroes and villains, entertainers, scholars, sportsmen, and everyday people who have carved, formed, and shaped a small trading outpost into Georgia's second-largest city.
Nestled along the banks of the Savannah River, Augusta is the second largest and oldest city in Georgia. Located in the east central section of the state, Augusta is approximately 150 miles east of Atlanta on Interstate 20. Augusta is also centrally located just two and a half hours from the beach and the mountains.