Augusta, West Virginia

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Augusta, West Virginia
Unincorporated community
Augusta, West Virginia is located in West Virginia
Augusta, West Virginia
Location of Augusta in West Virginia
Coordinates: 39°17.7′N 78°38.3′W / 39.2950°N 78.6383°W / 39.2950; -78.6383Coordinates: 39°17.7′N 78°38.3′W / 39.2950°N 78.6383°W / 39.2950; -78.6383
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Hampshire
Elevation[1] 1,299 ft (396 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 26704
Area code(s) 304
GNIS feature ID 1535081[1]

Augusta is an unincorporated community in central Hampshire County, West Virginia. It is located along the Northwestern Turnpike (U.S. Route 50) at the northern terminus of Augusta-Ford Hill Road (County Route 7) between Shanks and Pleasant Dale, east of Romney. According to the 2000 census, the Augusta community has a population of 4,728.[2]

Because of its location at the center of Hampshire County, Augusta is home to the Potomac Highlands Regional Jail, the James M. "Chick" Buckbee Juvenile Center, and the Hampshire County Health Department.

Attractions[edit]

  • Central Hampshire Park, Central Park Lane
  • Augusta Motor Speedway, Augusta-Ford Hill Road (CR 7)
  • Hampshire County Fairgrounds, Augusta-Ford Hill Road (CR 7)

Historic sites[edit]

  • French's Mill (1911), Augusta-Ford Hill Road (CR 7)

Augusta area churches[edit]

Facilities[edit]

James M. "Chick" Buckbee Juvenile Center[edit]

The James M. "Chick" Buckbee Juvenile Center is a state-of-the-art[citation needed] juvenile detention facility opened in August 2003 at One Jerry Lane (County Route 50/36). Its current director is Barbara Spaid.

Juveniles at the center primarily come from Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Mineral, Pendleton, Randolph, and Tucker Counties.

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External links[edit]

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