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Augusta, West Virginia
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Hampshire
Elevation 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

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.

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

  • 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

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

Augusta area churches

  • Assembly of God
    • Augusta Assembly of God Church, US Route 50 East
  • Baptist
    • Union Primitive Baptist Church
    • Zoar Baptist Church, Augusta-Ford Hill Road (CR 7)
  • Church of the Brethren
    • Church of Christ
    • Methodist
    • Augusta United Methodist Church, US Route 50 East
    • Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Augusta-Ford Hill Road (CR 7)
  • Non-Denominational Protestant
    • Christ Community Church, US Route 50 East

Facilities

James M. "Chick" Buckbee Juvenile Center

The James M. "Chick" Buckbee Juvenile Center is a state-of-the-art 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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