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Old Town of Augusta

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Latitude & Longitude: 31° 31' 54.39489999996", -95° 19' 50.28089999988"
    Texas State
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    Settled 1821 by frontiersman Daniel McLean and brother-in-law John Sheridan. Aldrich, Davis, Edens, Kyle, Maden and Wilson families soon located here also. Indian troubles included Edens-Madden Massacre and killings of McLean and Sheridan during the 1830s. Ioni (later Augusta) Lodge No. 93, A.F.&A.M., was organized in 1852. Community was Boston until post office, established in 1857, was named for the daughter of Capt. John T. Smith. The town had a male and female academy and about 24 stores and shops. Ranching and forestry replaced the original cotton economy.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Old Town of Augusta Historical Marker Location Map, Texas