Today we're going to look at one of the early settlements in Montgomery County. Augusta, Alabama was founded in 1816 by a group from Georgia. They settled at what would later be known as Ware's Ferry, and for about a decade it looked like Augusta could become the capital of civilization in central Alabama. Unfortunately, flooding and disease killed the town, and Montgomery rose to prominence.
The first quote comes from a book published by The Society of Pioneers of Montgomery in 1961. Then there are photos of the Old Augusta Cemetery, followed by photos of the historical marker and a transcription of said marker.