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Augusta County, Virginia

24401, 24402, 24407

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Statistics & Facts

The Virginia state capital is Richmond.
The population of Staunton is approximately 23,853 (2000), 23746 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 9,676 (2000), 10480 (2010).
The amount of land area in Staunton is 51.182 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Staunton to Washington DC is 126 miles.
The distance to the Virginia state capital is 99 miles. (as the crow flies)
Staunton is positioned 38.15 degrees north of the equator and 79.06 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Staunton elevation is 1,382 feet above sea level.


in northern Virginia near Stuarts Draft and Waynesboro in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Staunton is an independent city, not associated with any county, though in the Augusta County area.
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History & History Related Items

Settled by John Lewis in 1732, Staunton is one of the oldest cities west of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It was named for the wife of Gov. William Gooch, Lady Rebecca Staunton. It was laid out in 1747. It grew to about 1,000 residents by 1800. Rail service came to town in 1854 and aided its continued growth. The Civil War didn't hurt the town much, so many of its old buildings remain intact today.
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Museum of American Frontier Culture
PHone: 540-332-7850
A living history facility with working farms of the 17th through the 19th centuries. Be educated by costumed interpreters about life in Germany, Northern Ireland and England before the immigration to America began. The American Farm shows the influence of these European areas on the life in America.

Woodrow Wilson Birthplace and Museum
Coalter and Frederick Sts.
PHone: 540-885-0897
Toll-free: 888-496-6376
The birthplace and the museum were built in 1846 and 1855 respectively. His father, Rev. Joseph R. Wilson, and family, lived in the manse for the Greek Revival First Presbyterian Church when his son, Woodrow Wilson, was born. Now you may see family memorabilia along with furnishings. A highlight is Wilson's favorite limousine, a 1919 Pierce Arrow. Outdoor gardens and walkways surround the area.

Jumbo - the 1911 pumper fire engine on display at the Staunton Fire Station.

Birthplace of Woodrow Wilson one of eight Virginia-born US Presidents. See information on his birthplace and museum above.

The Statler Brothers - country music stars grew up here in Staunton. Their former schoolhouse displays memorabilia of thier career.
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Staunton Libraries

Staunton Public Library
1 Churchville Ave.
Staunton, VA 24401
Phone: 540-332-3902
Fax: 540-332-3906 Staunton


The population of Staunton was:
1990 - 24,461
2000 - 23,853

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