Augusta County, Virginia
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Augusta County, Virginia

Augusta County was formed in 1738 from Orange County, although 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.

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 part of Augusta County west of the Ohio River became Illinois County (abolished in 1784); the northeastern part of what was left 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 still 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.

INDEPENDENT CITIES
Staunton -- Waynesboro

TOWNS
Churchville - Craigsville - Crimora - Dooms - Fishersville -Fort Defiance - Greenville - Grottoes
- Jolivue - Lyndhurst - Mount Sidney - Mount Solon - Sherando - Spring Hill -Steeles Tavern
Stuarts Draft - Verona - Weyers Cave


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Website Updates:
Feb 2016:  order book entries for SCAGGS.  Obit for SOSEY, KIDD, NEWTON.  Marriage announcement for MERRITT-COE, BOYDEN-SHEFFEY
Oct 2015: obits for  VENABLE, NEHER, MARKWOOD, GROVE, KINNEY, LOWMAN, PEYTON, KNOWLES, DIXON, BAKER, AREHART, COHEN, BROWN;  Birth announcement for MARKWOOD;  Marriage announcement for WAMSLEY-CROSEN, QUISENBERRY-STOVER, DAVIDSON-HOGE, HOGE-BENSON, HUTCHINS-SHEA, DEFFENBAUGH-RALSTON, PATTERSON-MAY, FURR-FIX, FRETWELL-COFFMAN, THOMPSON-BRERETON, MOSS-LAMBERT, SPRAGUE-CALVERT;  Sick list news for HOLTZ, LANDES, LOEB, YOUELL, WEAVER, KERR, HARTMAN, BAILEY;  bios for RICHARDSON, SWANSON, WINEGAR, COUGHENOUR; Burials in Glebe Burying Ground

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Surrounding Counties
Albemarle Co VA
Bath Co VA
Highland Co VA

Nelson Co VA

 
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Rockbridge Co VA

Rockingham Co VA

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