Maps of Old Augusta County



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Old Augusta

Early Settlers
Beverley Manor
Borden's Grant

……………………..The Tapestry
Families Old Chester OldAugusta Germanna
New River SWVP Cumberland Carolina Cradle
The Smokies Old Kentucky


Panoramic View 1861

This panoramic view of Virginia dates to the early Civil War. Labels for various features of interest have been added. The Blue Ridge is clearly seen as the ountain chain traversing from right to left in the middle distance. Old Augusta lies just beyond the Blue Ridge, roughly between the Forks of the James to the south, and a bit beyond Staunton to the north.

Boundaries of Old Augusta, c1761

Originally, Augusta County was a vast territory with an indefinite western boundary. Most of what is now West Virginia as well as all of Kentucky were formed from it, and it also claimed the territory north and west of those areas, theoretically all the way to the Pacific Ocean. (source:

In addition to much of what is now Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky and West Virginia, present Virginia Counties formed up to 1800 from Augusta County include: Botetourt (1770), Fincastle (formed from Botetourt in 1772), Monongalia (1776), Ohio (1776), Yohogania (1776, abolished in 1786), Montgomery (1776), Washington (1777), Illinois (1778, abolished in 1784), Rockingham (1778), Rockbridge (1778), Hardy (1786), Harrison (1784), Randolph (1786), Russell (1786), Pendleton (1788), Greenbrier (1778), Bath (1790), Wythe (1790), Lee (1792), Grayson (1792), Brooke (1797) Wood (1798) and Tazewell (1800). Source:

This map was based on an 1885 Rand McNally Atlas, with the approximate 1761 boundaries of Old Augusta added.