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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.

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Augusta Historical Museum

The Augusta Historical Museum houses over 30 exhibits of regional history. Visit the two-story log cabin on its original site which served as post office, general store, and school. The Museum offers rotating exhibits covering time era from the mid 1800s throughout the 1940

Augusta, KS Museums

Augusta Historic Theater

The Augusta Historical Theatre, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a perfect example of the architectural elegance and grandeur of movie palaces in the 1920s and 1930s during the height of grand theatre building in the United States. The Augusta Theater opened June 19, 193

Augusta, KS Historic Theatres

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


Things to do near Augusta, KS

Cowboy Jail

The stone building was used to house prisoners before the courthouse was finished in 1883. ...

W.W. Finney House

Built in 1907, is a Shingle style with limestone accents. Finney and his son, Ronald, were successful financiers and close as...