Place:Augusta, Bracken, Kentucky, United States

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NameAugusta
TypeCity
Coordinates38.773°N 84.002°W
Located inBracken, Kentucky, United States
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Augusta is a 4th-class city in Bracken County, Kentucky, in the United States. It is sited upon the southern bank of the Ohio River. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 1,190. When Bracken County was organized in 1796, Augusta was the county seat. In 1839, a new county courthouse was built at a more central location in Brooksville. The city was formally incorporated by the state assembly in 1850.

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Augusta was founded by Philip Buckner in 1786 as a trading post along the Ohio River. The city was named after Augusta County, Virginia. The city grew quickly and in 1796 (in some cases as some people believe, 1786) became county seat of the Extensive Bracken County Area. The county seat was moved to Oxford, then back to Augusta, then finally to Brooksville in 1839.

The city was home to five separate schools, one private and four public. The most famous built was the Augusta College, which served the entire Bracken area until 1887 when the high school was moved into that spot. The college continued to serve the city until October 31, 1896.

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