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Encyclopedia > Augusta County, Virginia
Augusta County, Virginia
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Map of Virginia highlighting Augusta County
Location in the state of Virginia
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Virginia's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1738
Seat Staunton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,515 km² (971 mi²)
 sq mi ( km²)
1 km² (1 mi²), 0.06%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

65,615
26/km² 
Website: www.co.augusta.va.us

Augusta County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, "Commonwealth" — of Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 65,615. Its county seat is Staunton, although most of the administrative services have offices in neighboring Verona. Image File history File links This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ... Image File history File links Map_of_Virginia_highlighting_Augusta_County. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_VA.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Virginia ... Events February 4 - Court Jew Joseph Suss Oppenheimer is executed in Württenberg April 15 - Premiere in London of Serse, an Italian opera by George Frideric Handel. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... West Beverley Street in downtown Staunton Staunton is an independent city within the confines of Augusta County in the commonwealth of Virginia. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the... This article or section may be confusing or unclear for some readers, and should be edited to rectify this. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... West Beverley Street in downtown Staunton Staunton is an independent city within the confines of Augusta County in the commonwealth of Virginia. ... Verona is a census-designated place located in Augusta County, Virginia. ...

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History

Augusta Church built in 1749
Augusta Church built in 1749

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. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 394 pixelsFull resolution (2186 × 1077 pixel, file size: 844 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 394 pixelsFull resolution (2186 × 1077 pixel, file size: 844 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Events February 4 - Court Jew Joseph Suss Oppenheimer is executed in Württenberg April 15 - Premiere in London of Serse, an Italian opera by George Frideric Handel. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1734 Seat Orange Area  - Total  - Water 889 km² (343 mi²) 4 km² (2 mi²) 0. ... // Events May 11 - War of Austrian Succession: Battle of Fontenoy - At Fontenoy, French forces defeat an Anglo-Dutch-Hanoverian army including the Black Watch June 4 – Frederick the Great destroys Austrian army at Hohenfriedberg August 19 - Beginning of the 45 Jacobite Rising at Glenfinnan September 12 - Francis I is elected... Augusta of Saxe-Gotha (November 30, 1719-February 8, 1772) was Princess of Wales from May 8, 1736 to March 31, 1751. ... Camilla Mountbatten-Windsor, the current Princess of Wales. ... George III (George William Frederick; 4 June 1738 – 29 January 1820) was King of Great Britain and King of Ireland from 25 October 1760 until 1 January 1801, and thereafter of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death. ...


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 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. Battle of Chesma, by Ivan Aivazovsky. ... Botetourt County, Virginia, from 1895 state map Botetourt County iis a county located in the U.S. state — officially, Commonwealth — of Virginia. ... Year 1776 (MDCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Thursday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... Monongalia County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Ohio County is a county located in the northern panhandle of the state of West Virginia. ... Yohogania County was an area disputed between Virginia and Pennsylvania. ... 1778 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Cincinnati, Ohio is a well known city along the Ohio River, historically known for its riverboats. ... French settlements and forts in the Illinois Country in 1763, showing U.S. current state boundaries. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1778 Seat Harrisonburg Area  - Total  - Water 2,210 km² (853 mi²) 6 km² (2 mi²) 0. ... Rockbridge County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, Commonwealth — of Virginia. ... 1788 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Hardy County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Pendleton County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Year 1790 (MDCCXC) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... Greenbrier County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. ... Bath County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ...


Geography

View of Augusta County countryside across the Shenandoah Valley toward the Blue Ridge Mountains.
View of Augusta County countryside across the Shenandoah Valley toward the Blue Ridge Mountains.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,515 km² (971 mi²), making it the second largest in Virginia. 2,513 km² (970 mi²) of it is land and 1 km² (1 mi²) of it (0.06%) is water. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 450 pixelsFull resolution (2816 × 1584 pixel, file size: 614 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) (All user names refer to en. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 450 pixelsFull resolution (2816 × 1584 pixel, file size: 614 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) (All user names refer to en. ... Canoeing on the Shenandoah River near Winchester, VA. The Shenandoah Valley region of western Virginia, from Winchester to Staunton, is bounded by the Blue Ridge mountains to the East and the Allegheny mountains to the West. ... Blue Ridge Mountains, Shining Rock Wilderness Area Appalachian Mountain system The Blue Ridge is a mountain chain in the eastern United States, part of the Appalachian Mountains, forming their eastern front from Georgia to Pennsylvania. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Districts

The county is divided into seven magisterial districts: Beverley Manor, Middle River, North River, Pastures, Riverheads, South River, and Wayne.


School systems

The county is serviced by three school districts: Augusta County Public Schools, Staunton City Schools, and Waynesboro City Schools. Augusta County Public Schools is the organization that operates the public school system in Augusta County, Virginia. ...

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Adjacent counties

In addition, two cities are enclaved within the county: Pendleton County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1778 Seat Harrisonburg Area  - Total  - Water 2,210 km² (853 mi²) 6 km² (2 mi²) 0. ... Albemarle County is a county located in the the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... Nelson County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, Commonwealth — of Virginia. ... Rockbridge County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, Commonwealth — of Virginia. ... Bath County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Highland County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ...

Under Virginia law in effect since 1871, all municipalities in the state incorporated as cities are legally and politically independent of counties. West Beverley Street in downtown Staunton Staunton is an independent city within the confines of Augusta County in the commonwealth of Virginia. ... Downtown Waynesboro showing Main Street, as well as the scar on the mountain prior to being seeded. ... 1871 (MDCCCLXXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 65,615 people, 24,818 households, and 18,911 families residing in the county. The population density was 26/km² (68/mi²). There were 26,738 housing units at an average density of 11/km² (28/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.02% White, 3.60% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. 0.94% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 24,818 households out of which 33.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.70% were married couples living together, 8.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.80% were non-families. 20.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 2.94. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the county, the population was spread out with 23.70% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 29.80% from 25 to 44, 26.80% from 45 to 64, and 12.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 101.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.80 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $43,045, and the median income for a family was $48,579. Males had a median income of $31,577 versus $24,233 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,744. About 4.20% of families and 5.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.40% of those under age 18 and 6.60% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Towns

The independent cities of Staunton and Waynesboro (incorporated as such in 1871 and 1948 respectively) are located within the boundaries of Augusta County, but are not a part of the county, despite Staunton's status as the county seat. Most county administrative offices, however, are located in Verona, rather than in Staunton. Churchville, Virginia is a small, unincorporated town in Augusta County. ... Craigsville is a town located in Augusta County, Virginia. ... Crimora is a census-designated place located in Augusta County, Virginia. ... Dooms is a census-designated place located in Augusta County, Virginia. ... Fishersville is a census-designated place located in Augusta County, Virginia. ... Fort Defiance is an unincorporated community in Augusta County, Virginia. ... Greenville is a census-designated place located in Augusta County, Virginia. ... Grottoes is a town located in Virginia. ... Jolivue is a census-designated place located in Augusta County, Virginia. ... Lyndhurst is a census-designated place located in Augusta County, Virginia. ... Mount Solon is a village located in Augusta County approximately 22 miles southwest of Harrisonburg, Virginia and 20 miles northwest of Staunton, Virginia. ... Sherando is a census-designated place located in Augusta County, Virginia. ... Stuarts Draft is a census-designated place located in Augusta County, Virginia. ... Verona is a census-designated place located in Augusta County, Virginia. ... Weyers Cave is a census-designated place located in Augusta County, Virginia. ... An independent city is a city that does not form part of another general-purpose local government entity. ... West Beverley Street in downtown Staunton Staunton is an independent city within the confines of Augusta County in the commonwealth of Virginia. ... Downtown Waynesboro showing Main Street, as well as the scar on the mountain prior to being seeded. ... 1871 (MDCCCLXXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ...


Notable residents

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References

    1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p (1963) Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who. 

External links

Coordinates: 38°10′N 79°08′W / 38.17, -79.13 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Augusta County, Virginia Genealogical Records Information (4047 words)
Augusta County was named in honor of Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, wife of Frederick Louis, Prince of Wales, and mother of George III.
Augusta County Clerk of the Circuit Courthas Marriage Records from 1785, Land Records from 1745, Probate Records from 1745 and Court Records from 1745 and is located at the County Courthouse on 6 East Johnson Street, Staunton, VA 24401-4301, (540) 245-5321.
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Augusta County, Virginia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (774 words)
Augusta County was formed in 1738 from Orange County, although county government was not organized until 1745.
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 the county, the population is spread out with 23.70% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 29.80% from 25 to 44, 26.80% from 45 to 64, and 12.80% who are 65 years of age or older.
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