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Augusta, Kansas

Augusta, Kansas

The junction of the Whitewater and Walnut Rivers, in southern Kansas has always been recognized as a desirable spot, first by the native Americans who made it the location of many tribal camps and pow-wows, then later by the immigrant settlers.

The first immigrants rolled into the broad fertile valleys and clear streams of Butler County in covered wagons after the U.S. land office was established. Among those immigrants was the founder of Augusta, C.N. James. He purchased the land for $40 and gave the city his wife\'s name, Augusta James. Today, the first building ever erected in Augusta, a log cabin used for a General Store, still stands at the original site.

With the coming of the railroad in 1881, over the next three decades, Augusta grew and prospered. It became a bustling center for agriculture and livestock production and by 1904, Augusta was served by two major rail lines; the Frisco and the Santa Fe.

The twentieth century brought important discoveries of oil and gas in eastern Kansas. In 1904, a group of citizens formed the Augusta Oil, Gas, Mining and Prospecting Company. Until recent years, the oil industry played a significant economic role in developing Augusta. Augusta history has been well preserved in the quality museums and one of the most elegant historical theaters in the state.

Located 12 miles east of Wichita, Kansas, Augusta has earned the title of having \"A Proud past ... an Exciting Future.\" Augusta offers an entire day filled with history and heritage and everything in between, boasting antique shops and many quaint, one of a kind stores. Come to Augusta and let us give you a taste of good old-fashioned, genuine, mid-western hospitality.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Post Office Mural

The U.S. Treasury Department commissioned the oil mural, "Kansas Gusher" by Donald Silks which has been placed on the National Register

Augusta, KS Arts


Augusta Historical Museum & C.N. James Log Cabin

See Augusta's first building - the 1868 C.N. James log cabin, which stands on it's original site. A must see while traveling across Kansas. The Augusta Historical Museum is home to the 1868

Augusta, KS Pioneer Life

Augusta Country Club

The Augusta Country Club golf course is a nine hole course, each with its own set of additional tees which allows it to be played as an 18 hole course. The club house is complete with snack bar, lounge and a full line golf shop. Weekly Men'

Augusta, KS Golf Courses

Kansas Museum of Military History

With exhibit space of 16,500 sq. ft., the Kansas Museum of Military History houses a collection of military vehicles, uniforms, and airplanes. You'll experience and learn about Kansans in military confrontations from Indian Wars through the current Iraq War.

Augusta, KS Museums

Things to do near Augusta, KS

One-Room Dobbs School Museum

Visit the authentic 1800's, Dobbs School, a one-room rural schoolhouse originally from Marion, Kansas. The inside furnishings...

Earl Wright Gallery

The Brown Center on the Cowley College campus houses the Earle Wright Gallery. The campus itself is worth visiting just to se...

Junction City Country Club Golf Course

This course is a Class A private Country Club with many reciprocal privileges. The 9 hole course has multiple tees for men & ...