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Augusta  

Sundial: 353
State/Province:  Georgia Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Analemmatic Dial Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude and Longitude: 33° 28.716' N  81° 57.901' W
Location:
  • On the Riverwalk Esplanade
    on the south side of the Savannah River between 8th St. and James Brown Blvd (9th St).
 
Description:
  • An elegant analemmatic dial approximately 12 feet long laid in granite into the brick Riverwalk esplanade. The hours are Roman numerals set in an elliptical ribbon. The hour marks extend from 6am to 8pm and are offset for daylight saving time as well as a 28 minute longitude correction, The walkway is nicely marked, and at the base has the outline of two shoes and instructs "Stand on Date".
 
General Information:
  • Owner: City of Augusta, Recreation and Parks
  • Designer:
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 2002
 
References:
  • http://www.sundials.org/images/NASS_Attachments/article/33/Compendium_Dec2002.pdf

Last Revised: 2020-02-06 15:08

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