Place:Staunton, Virginia, United States

NameStaunton
Alt namesStaunton Citysource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Staunton Independent Citysource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeIndependent City
Coordinates38.158°N 79.076°W
Located inVirginia, United States     (1902 - )
Also located inAugusta, Virginia, United States     ( - 1902)
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Staunton is an independent city in the U.S. Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 23,746. In Virginia, independent cities are separate jurisdictions from the counties that surround them, so the government offices of Augusta County are in Verona, which is contiguous to Staunton.

Staunton is a principal city of the Staunton-Waynesboro Metropolitan Statistical Area, which had a 2010 population of 118,502.

Staunton is known for being the birthplace of Woodrow Wilson, the 28th U.S. president, and the home of Mary Baldwin University, historically a women's college. The city is also home to Stuart Hall, a private co-ed preparatory school, as well as the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind.

Historical Note

Staunton, Virginia was named after Rebecca Staunton, the wife of Sir William Gooch, who served as Governor of Virginia from 1727 through 1749.

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