Saturday, January 1, 2011

Augusta County Historical Society

Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, Cyrus McCormick, Woodrow Wilson, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson all played important roles in the history of Augusta County, but so did Grandma Moses and Kate Smith and the Statler Brothers. Frontiersman Daniel Boone visited kinfolk here and Charles Lindbergh landed here. Even history's great names like Eisenhower and Lincoln traced their ancestral homes to this county. And, truth be told – George Washington slept here.

Here you can learn more about the historic significance of August County. Located in the R.R. Smith Center for History and Art, housed in a restored 19th-century railroad hotel formerly known as the Eakleton Hotel, designed in 1893 by noted local architect T. J. Collins.
20 S. New Street, opposite the Tourist Office.

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