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Petersburg once rivaled Augusta in wealth, prominence

...governor; and a U.S. senator named Charles Tait, who later became the first district court judge in Alabama.An early travel guide, Pine Lands of Georgia, touted Petersburg as "a handsome, well-built town that presents, in the view of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-04-13/petersburg-once-rivaled-augus
Drought-lowered reservoir offers glimpse of lost city Petersburg

...Georgia county who later became Alabama's first elected governor.In 1801, the town was described favorably in an early travel guide, Pine Lands of Georgia, which characterized Petersburg as "a handsome, well-built town that presents, in the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-02-02/drought-lowered-reservoir-off
Falling water levels expose town site

...to 1809, when 45,000 people lived in the Broad River Valley. In 1801, the town was described favorably in an early travel guide, Pine Lands of Georgia, which characterized Petersburg as "a handsome, well-built town that presents, in the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/09/03/met_350561.shtml
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