Augusta County, Virginia history could have been literally been torn from the pages of an American history textbook. Many historians believe the Virginia areas of Augusta County, Staunton, and Waynesboro were populated by Indians prior to 1600s who traveled the wilderness, hunted, and settled nearby.
Early in the 1700s as the United States eastern seaboard population began to grow, settlers began to migrate toward the western frontier known as the Shenandoah Valley. As the number of immigrants increased, the government saw the need for new territories to be formed thus creating two counties Frederick County, Virginia (named for the Prince of Wales) and Augusta County, Virginia (named for the Princess of Wales).
By the middle of the 1800s, farmers in Augusta County were growing crops that fed many throughout the United States. Augusta County, Virginia, an important agricultural center during the Civil War, served as the “Breadbasket of the Confederacy”. Although Union troops marched through the area burning buildings and crops, shortly after the war ended the people of Augusta County began to rebuild buildings and replant crops.
Railroads came to Augusta County, Virginia in the late 1800s making distribution of goods and services even easier than in pre-Civil War day, paving the way for the area’s thriving economy today.
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