North Augusta, South Carolina is located just across the Savannah River from Augusta, Georgia (home of the famous Masters Tournament.) The names Savannah Town, Campbell Town and Hamburg have all been used to identify this area. Finally, North Augusta was incorporated in 1906, and the name stuck. North Augusta's history is rather short when compared to other South Carolina cities. The original city was about 722 acres.
Today, North Augusta stakes claim to more than 11,000 acres of land, and about 18,000 residents. While North Augusta embraces the 21st century, it also goes to great lengths to preserve its heritage. Although the town was not incorporated in 1906, many homes from the mid 1800s survive, and make for a beautiful driving tour.
Recreation is abundant in North Augusta. Opportunities range from golf, to hiking, biking, fishing, and rowing. In fact, Langley Pond (the largest pond in the world) draws guests from all over the globe to its waters. Rowing competitions, jet ski races, and boat races frequently take place here. Langley offers a white sandy beach for relaxing too. Golfers will enjoy local courses, as well as the proximity to those found in the region of nearby Augusta, Georgia. The North Augusta Greeneway offers locals and visitors alike an excellent paved trail for hiking, biking, or simply taking a stroll. The Greeneway follows an abandoned railroad right of way that meanders through North Augusta.
North Augusta's Living History Park is a terrific place to take the kids. The park is focused on educating its guests about life in colonial times, through hands-on experiences and numerous demonstrations. Its streams, footbridge, and numerous plantings make for a beautiful setting that only adds to its appeal.
North Augusta is located in the western part of the state, off of Interstate 20. It is approximately 70 miles southwest of Columbia.