Originally created 09/02/01

Test your knowledge of Augusta



I resolved to take my case to the people.

- Ex-Sen. Herman Talmadge

Think you know Augusta?

Last week, the Augusta Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau put several of our city's journalists on the spot with a Tourism Trivia Contest.

Well, let's see how much you know with this modified list.

Questions

1. Name the golfers inside the Augusta Golf and Gardens ... Georgia Golf Hall of Fame.

2. In what city is the oldest Georgia courthouse still in use today located?

3. What Spanish explorer was the first to discover what is now the location of the Augusta National Golf Club?

4. What year was Augusta founded as a British outpost?

5. Who was the founder?

6. Who is the city named for?

7. What former president lived in Augusta during his childhood?

8. Who was the youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence?

9. What was the name of Augusta's first black cemetery?

10. What church in Augusta is the oldest independently formed black Christian U.S. church still holding services on its original site?

11. What year was the Augusta Canal built?

12. What was the month and year of the Great Fire?

13. Name the largest U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project east of the Mississippi.

14. True or false? Augusta is Georgia's second oldest city.

15. True or false? The Southern Baptist Convention was founded in Augusta.

16. What historical church stands on the site of colonial Fort Augusta?

17. What world-famous opera star lived in Augusta most of her childhood?

18. True or false? In its time, the Cotton Exchange served as a "women only" social center for its members.

19. Name the first Baptist church in Georgia.

20. Where is Magnolia Lane?

Answers

1. Byron Nelson, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Ben Hogan and Raymond Floyd (Bobby Jones' statue is inside Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta.)

2. Appling - Columbia County Courthouse

3. Hernando De Soto

4. 1736

5. Gen. James Oglethorpe

6. Augusta Saxe-Gotha, princess of Wales

7. Woodrow Wilson

8. George Walton

9. Cedar Grove

10. Springfield Baptist

11. 1845

12. March 1916

13. Thurmond Lake

14. True

15. True

16. St. Paul's Episcopal

17. Jessye Norman

18. False

19. Kiokee Baptist, Appling

20. The Augusta National

Reach Bill Kirby at (706) 823-3344, or bkirby@augustachronicle.com.