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Augusta in Woodruff County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

City of Augusta

Sesquicentennial 1848 - 1998

 
 
City of Augusta Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2018
1. City of Augusta Marker
Inscription. Click to hear the inscription.  Thomas Hough founded Augusta in 1848, naming it after his favorite cousin, Miss Augusta Cald, of Virginia. For generations it was known as Chickasaw Crossing. The first settlers came in 1820. It was incorporated in 1861. During the Civil War Augusta was almost entirely destroyed by Federal troops. It was a major White River steamboat port. Its one mile railroad (1887-1958), once the shortest in the world, connected Augusta to the main line.
 
Erected 1998 by the Augusta Sesquicentennial Commission.
 
Location. 35° 16.962′ N, 91° 22.004′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Arkansas, in Woodruff County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and North 2nd Street, on the left when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 Main Street, Augusta AR 72006, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chickasaw Crossing (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Woodruff County Presbyterian Church (approx.
City of Augusta Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2018
2. City of Augusta Marker
mile away); Augusta Presbyterian Church (approx. mile away); Woodruff County War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Woodruff County Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Augusta Memorial Park (approx. half a mile away); "It Was a Hard Little Fight" (approx. 5.2 miles away); Action at Fitzhugh's Woods (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Augusta.
 
Also see . . .  Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture article on the City of Augusta. (Submitted on April 20, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & SettlersWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
View of marker looking towards the Post Office. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2018
3. View of marker looking towards the Post Office.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 20, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 20, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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