Place:Augusta, Virginia, United States

NameAugusta
Alt namesAugustasource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates38.167°N 79.117°W
Located inVirginia, United States     (1738 - )
See alsoBath, Virginia, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Contained Places
Area
Tinkling Spring ( 1740 - )
Cemetery
Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Dutch Hollow Cemetery
Gilkeson Cemetery
Hebron Cemetery
North Mountain Burying Ground
Oak Lawn Memory Gardens
Pilson Cemetery
Stone Church Cemetery ( 1740 - Present )
Thornrose Cemetery
Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery ( 1740 - )
Trinity Episcopal Churchyard
Census-designated place
Weyers Cave
Civil
Wayne District
County
Bourbon ( 1763 - 1770 )
District
West Augusta ( 1774 - 1776 )
Former community
Smith Creek ( pre 1700 - present )
Historical community
Red Banks
Independent city
Staunton ( - 1902 )
Waynesboro ( - 1948 )
Inhabited location
Roanoke
Inhabited place
Annex
Arbor Hill
Augusta Springs
Barren Ridge
Barter Brook
Barterbrook
Blacksburg
Brand
Brocks Gap ( 1738 - 1770 )
Buffalo Gap
Bull Pasture ( 1738 - 1791 )
Burketown
Cedar Green
Centerville
Chapin
Christian Creek
Christian
Churchville
Cold Spring
Cowpasture ( 1738 - 1790 )
Craigs Creek ( 1738 - 1770 )
Craigsville
Crimora
Cross Keys ( 1738 - 1778 )
Damtown
Deerfield
Dooms
Draper's Meadow ( 1738 - 1767 )
Estaline
Falling Springs ( 1738 - 1778 )
Ferrol
Fishersville
Folly Mills
Fort Defiance
Fort Lewis
Franks Mill
Greenville
Grottoes
Harrisonburg
Hawksbill
Hebron
Hermitage
Hillsboro
Ingles Ferry ( 1738 - 1770 )
Jackson River ( 1738 - 1790 )
James River
Jennings Gap
Jolivue
Kerr's Creek ( 1738 - 1778 )
Kidville
Kingsbury Manor
Knightly
Ladd
Laurel Hill
Linville Creek ( 1738 - 1777 )
Lipscomb
Little Baltimore
Little Calfpasture ( 1738 - )
Lofton
Lone Fountain
Long Glade ( 1738 - )
Love
Lyndhurst
Madrid
Marble Valley
Mary Gray
McGaheysville ( 1738 - 1777 )
McKinley
Middle River
Middlebrook
Mint Spring
Moscow
Mossy Creek ( 1740 - )
Mount Elliott Springs
Mount Meridian
Mount Pisgah
Mount Sidney
Mount Solon
Mount Torry Furnace
Muddy Creek ( 1738 - 1777 )
Naked Creek ( 1738 - 1777 )
New Hope
New River ( 1738 - 1770 )
Newport
North Mountain
North River
Oak Hill
Parnassus
Peaked Mountain ( 1738 - 1778 )
Piedmont
Quicks Mill
Reed Creek
Riverheads
Rock Spring Farm
Rockfish Gap
Roman
Sampson
Sangerville
Shawsville ( - 1770 )
Sherando
Sinking Creek ( 1738 - 1777 )
Snyder
Spottswood
Spring Hill
Steeles Tavern
Stokesville
Stover
Stribling Springs
Stuarts Draft
Summerdean
Swannanoa
Swoope
Timber Grove
Timber Ridge
Tom's Creek
Trimbles Mill
Vanderpool Gap ( 1740 - 1790 )
Verona
West View
Westover Hills
White Hill
Wida
Wolf Creek
Inhabited region
Shenandoah Valley ( 1738 - )
Rural district
Rich Valley ( 1739 - 1769 )
Settlement
Beverley Manor ( 1738 - )
Dunkard Bottom ( 1747 - 1770 )
Hawksbill Settlement ( 1738 - 1772 )
Massanutten Settlement ( 1738 - 1753 )
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Augusta County is a county located in the U.S. state of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 73,750. Its county seat is Staunton, although most of the administrative services have offices in neighboring Verona.

Augusta County is part of the Staunton–Waynesboro Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

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Augusta County was formed in 1738 from Orange County, although the county government was not organized until 1745. It was named for Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, Princess of Wales and mother of the future King George III of the United Kingdom.

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.

A series of maps show the formation and division of Augusta County from 1738 through 1791. An animated map shows the formation of Virginia and West Virginia counties from 1617 to 1995.

Reductions in its extent began in 1770, when its southern part became Botetourt County. In 1776 part of western Augusta County, an area also known as the District of West Augusta, became Monongalia County, Ohio County, and Yohogania County (abolished in 1786). In 1778 the portion of Augusta County west of the Ohio River became Illinois County (abolished in 1784); the northeastern part of what was remained became Rockingham County, and the southwestern part was combined with part of Botetourt County to form Rockbridge County. In 1788 the northern part of the ever shrinking county was combined with part of Hardy County to become Pendleton County. Augusta County assumed its present dimensions in 1790, when its western part was combined with parts of Botetourt County and Greenbrier County to form Bath County.

During the Civil War, Augusta County served as an important agricultural center as part of the "Breadbasket of the Confederacy." The Virginia Central Railroad ran through the county linking the Shenandoah Valley to the Confederate capital at Richmond. One of the bloodiest engagements ever fought in the Shenandoah Valley took place on June 5, 1864 at the Battle of Piedmont, a Union victory that allowed the Union Army to occupy Staunton and destroy many of the facilities that supported the Confederate war effort. Augusta County suffered again during General Philip H. Sheridan's "Burning", which destroyed many farms and killed virtually all of the farm animals.

Staunton, the county seat for many years, was incorporated as a city in 1871 and separated from Augusta County in 1902. However, it remained the county seat.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1745 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1745 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1745 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1745 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1785 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1853 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1990 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1790 10,886
1800 11,712
1810 14,308
1820 16,742
1830 19,926
1840 19,628
1850 24,610
1860 27,749
1870 28,763
1880 35,710
1890 37,005
1900 32,370
1910 32,445
1920 34,671
1930 38,163
1940 42,772
1950 34,154
1960 37,363
1970 44,220
1980 53,732
1990 54,677

Note: Staunton city, formed from Augusta County. Annexation after 1980 from Augusta (1980 population 2,980).. Waynesboro city, formed from Augusta County (1948). Annexation after 1980 from Augusta (1980 population 3,234).

Research Tips

Chalkley, Lyman, Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish, Settlement in Virginia: Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County, 1754-1800, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1980). This book is available online by searching from Google.books.

Early Settlers of Augusta County

A listing of some of the early settlers of Augusta County, Virginia is included at the following link: Early_Settlers_of_Augusta_County,_Virginia

Bibliography

See Historical Resources for Augusta County


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