Business View Magazine | February 2019

314 N orth Augusta is a city in Aiken and Edgefield Counties in the state of South Carolina, on the north bank of the Savannah River, di- rectly across from the City of Augusta, Georgia.The land on which North Augusta sits is actually the fourth municipality to occupy the site.The English established a trading post known as Savannah Town over 300 years ago,which was abandoned when Augusta proved to be more prosperous and attractive to traders; Campbelltown, established by John Hammond as a trading point for tobacco over 200 years ago, failed in the early 19th century due to opposition from the Georgia side of the river, coupled with a recession in the tobacco market; and Hamburg, established in 1821 by Henry Shultz as an important link in the south’s cotton and steamboat economy, and populated mostly by black freedmen after the Civil War,was the site of a ra- ciallymotivated massacre in 1876, after which the city declined and, over time, disappeared, entirely.