Welcome to Fort Gordon
Fort Gordon is the home of the Signal Corps and supports major tenant units such as the 15th Regimental Signal Brigade, 35th Signal Brigade, 513th Military Intelligence Brigade, and the U.S. Army Signal Center of Excellence (SigCoE). It is located in Augusta, Georgia.
Like many posts from the early 1900s, Fort Gordon was started as a training camp for World War I soldiers. It was named after Major General John Brown Gordon, a Confederate general. During the second world war, the fort trained infantry and armored divisions and ended up as a disciplinary barracks for German and Italian POWs. After WWII, Fort Gordon gained several schools including the Military Police School, the Army’s only Criminal Investigation Laboratory, and the Civil Affairs School. Up until the 1970s, the fort was also used for basic training. Soon the focus switched to the communications and military intelligence it still specializes in today.
Weather in the Augusta area of eastern, central Georgia is fairly moderate, although summertime can be very humid. The average temperature in July is about 82 degrees F, with nearly 80% humidity. Temps in January are around 45 degrees, although some days can be much colder and occasional snow/freezing rain has been known to happen. The average precipitation is about 45 inches per year.
There are many communities around Fort Gordon of varying sizes with off post housing. Small towns include Hephzibah, Wrens, Thomson, and Harlem, and larger cities are Evans, Grovetown, Martinez and Augusta. The average price of a home in Augusta is $125,000. Average rent in Richmond County near Fort Gordon is $800 per month.
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Feel free to browse the homes for rent and homes for sale by owner (FSBO), as well as the local businesses that work with Fort Gordon inbound soldiers and their families. Our goal at DoD Housing Network is to help you better understand Fort Gordon and the surrounding communities, neighborhoods and activities. If you need temporary lodging upon your arrival to Fort Gordon please visit our lodging section with available hotels close to post. Please note DoD Housing Network is not a government sponsored website.
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