History

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It All Started in 1891…

Hammond’s Ferry is an extension of the good things that already exist in North Augusta. This new community marks the completion of an original plan developed more than 100 years ago to connect the city to the Savannah River.

Character of North Augusta

Hammond’s Ferry is named for the ferry service that, in the late 1700s, plied the river between Augusta, GA., and Campbell Town, S.C. – which would later become North Augusta.

A strong preservation spirit has saved the lovely old buildings and stately homes in this area. Take a stroll through North Augusta and you’ll see the Star of Edgefield Plantation, which predates the Civil War and Lookaway Hall and Rosemary Hall, both on the National Register of Historic Places – just a few examples of the dozens of fascinating buildings.

There’s a lot to do around here, too, from horseback riding, to golfing, to an organized hike with the Augusta-Aiken Audubon Society. Unwind with a juicy, fresh peach from the Aiken County Farmers’ Market or stop in at the SNO CAP Drive-In for an old-fashioned chocolate malt.

Then there is the Savannah River. Its blue-green waters bordered by tall trees and grassy banks inspire artists, preservationists, and river enthusiasts from all over the Southeast. Add to all this a healthy economy, increasing tourism, a good balance of services and industry, and good transportation, and you’re starting to get a pretty good picture of why Hammond’s Ferry in North Augusta is a great place to look for your new home.