Augusta is an unincorporated community in Houston County, Texas, about 16 miles from Crockett. The town was named after Augusta Smith, who was the daughter of a pioneer settler. The town was settled before 1860 as a trading point for the area. A school was established in 1860 and was named the "Augusta Male and Female Academy". By 1865, the settlement had a church, cotton gins, corn mills, three stores, and an estimated population of 200. Today a church and a community center remain in the area. Its estimated population is about 20. Local students (if any) go to school in the Grapeland ISD.