Staunton, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The County was named for Princess Augusta, wife of Frederick, Prince of Wales, son of George II and father of George III. In 1742 William Beverly, the patentee, deeded this site to the County for its Courthouse. Beverley’s “Mill Place” was renamed Staunton in honor of Lady Staunton, the wife of Governor Gooch.
Location. 38° 8.922′ N, 79° 4.317′ W. Marker is in Staunton, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of East Johnson Street (U.S. 250) and South Augusta Street (Business U.S. 11), on the right when traveling east on East Johnson Street. Click for map. It is at the courthouse steps. Marker is in this post office area: Staunton VA 24401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Augusta County World War I Memorial Tablet (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Alexander Humphreys (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. William Fleming T. J. Collins & Son (about 300 feet away); Augusta National Bank Building (about 400 feet away); Main Passenger Terminal (about 500 feet away); Staunton’s Wharf Historic District History (about 500 feet away); Staunton (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Staunton.
More about this marker. Monument consists of a brass tablet set into a large angled block of granite engraved with the a map of Colonial Virginia showing the original limits of Augusta County.
Also see . . . History of Augusta County, Virginia. This 1882 book by John Lewis Payton is considered the standard work on the county. “... and from [the colonial Shire of Augusta’s] ancient territory were subsequently carved the present States of West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and part of Pennsylvania. ” (Submitted on September 25, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Political Subdivisions •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 819 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.