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Augusta County
by Nancy T. Sorrells


Overview - When Augusta County was formed in 1738, it was America s Wild West stretching from the Mississippi River to the Great Lakes. Today s more moderately sized county lies nestled between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley.  Read more...

 
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Overview
When Augusta County was formed in 1738, it was America s Wild West stretching from the Mississippi River to the Great Lakes. Today s more moderately sized county lies nestled between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. Virginia s second-largest county has witnessed history ranging from frontier clashes to Civil War battles. Daniel Boone, Thomas Jefferson, and Robert E. Lee slept here, Pres. Dwight Eisenhower s mother was born here, and folk artist Grandma Moses farmed here. The main road through the county, once known as the Warrior s Path, the Great Wagon Road, and the Valley Pike, has been trod by Native Americans, settlers, travelers, and warring armies. The influx of Scotch-Irish, German, English, and African American settlers who put down roots here turned the lush limestone valley into the grain-producing capital of the nation and created the county s two leading industries: milling and distilling."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781467121088
  • ISBN-10: 1467121088
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
  • Publish Date: March 2014
  • Page Count: 127
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.4 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds

Series: Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)

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Books > History > United States - State & Local - South

 
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