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County Information/History

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.    

Staunton -- Waynesboro

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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Sept 2014

Britton Bio

June 2014
Thompson Bio
1866 Marriage Notices
Weller Bio
news article
Baldwin Obit

May 2014

Hanger Obit
Strole/Brower Marriage
Vandewall, Moore, Bowen and more obits

Jan 2014
Postoffices in 1850

Oct 2013
1883 Pensioners

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Surrounding Counties
Albemarle Co VA - Bath Co VA - Highland Co VA -
Nelson Co VA
- Pendleton Co WV - Rockbridge Co VA - Rockingham Co VA


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