Evans GA has grown from 9,525 in 1950 to more than 105,000 in 2006. Rapid growth has transformed this county from a rural neighbor of Augusta to the major suburban county in the second largest metropolitan area in Georgia. There are many reasons for our rapid growth - a growing and diversified job market, a premier school system, affordable land, open spaces lending an air of the countryside, and a stable, conservative county government. Columbia County is predominantly residential and includes a highly-skilled workforce. Household income levels rank third among Georgia's 159 counties.
Beautiful Augusta, Georgia, approximately 150 miles east of Atlanta, is easily accessible to most of the Southeast via its prime location on Interstate 20. The Savannah River serves as the state line and separates Augusta from North Augusta, S.C. Founded as a trading outpost during the British colonial period, Augusta is the second oldest and second largest city in Georgia and today stands as a center for medicine, the military, and manufacturing . The city, however, is likely best known as home of the Masters Golf Tournament, held the first full week in April.
Welcome to Downtown Augusta, GA! Situated along the picturesque Savannah Riverfront featuring paths, magnificent vistas and open spaces, Downtown Augusta, GA is bound by the river to the north, Walton Way to the south, 5th Street to the east and the medical district to the west. Its well-designed network of roadways and sidewalks makes downtown easily accessible.
Explore the nation's only industrial power canal still in use for its original purpose. Built in 1845 to harness the water and power of the Savannah River, the Augusta Canal offers history, recreation and unique experiences along miles of towpath, trail and waterway. Enjoy the Augusta Canal on foot, by bicycle, canoe or kayak. Fish from the banks, watch for wildlife or relax on a guided tour aboard a replica canal cargo boat. Encounter the people who built the canal and learn about the progress, problems and promise of its century-and-a-half history at the Augusta Canal Interpretive Center at Enterprise Mill.
Augusta State is proudly located in the heart of Georgia's second largest city, Augusta State University is a dynamic member of the University System of Georgia. As one of the South's premier residential universities, Augusta State both strengthens and draws strength from its community. It measures its success by the success of its students. Here you will find dedicated faculty members, high expectations for students, and personal attention. Augusta State offers a wide range of undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences, in business administration, and in education. Augusta State offers graduate degrees in business, psychology, education, and public administration.
Thurmond Lake is one of the southeast's largest and most popular public recreation lakes. Built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers between 1946 and 1954 as part of a flood control, hydropower, and navigation project, authorized purposes now include recreation, water quality, water supply, and fish and wildlife management. Each year, millions of people utilize the many public parks, marinas, and campgrounds conveniently located around the lake to pursue a variety of outdoor recreational experiences, making Thurmond one of the 10 most visited Corps lakes in the nation.