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This material is taken in part from articles in Rivers and Roads and Points in Between, a publication of the Woodruff County Historical Society, in particular a talk published in Fall 72 quoting Dallas T. Herndon, and one published in Fall 74 by James Logan Morgan.

In 1820 the first white man, named Hamilton, landed at Chickasaw Crossing (Augusta). The founding father of Augusta was Thomas Hough. In 1848 Augusta was officially christened. Thomas Hough chose the name Augusta to honor his favorite niece.

Augusta is the county seat of Woodruff County. The population was 2,665 at the 2000 census, according to Wikipedia.com. For current information on the city of Augusta, go to the Augusta web site at www.augustaar.org.

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