Augusta, Missouri

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Augusta is a city in St. Charles County, Missouri, United States. The population was 218 at the 2000 census. The town boasts wineries, antique shops, retaurants, B&B's, a wood shop, a glass studio, massage therapy, and The Augusta Brewery.

Most notably, the Town of Augusta is home to two wineries, Augusta Winery and Mount Pleasant Winery, along with Balducci Winery and Montelle Winery (also in the Augusta zip code) and other wineries nearby. The Augusta area was recognized by the federal government in 1980 as the first designated American Viticultural Area in the United States, beating out Napa Valley. The concentration of wineries along SH 94 has led to the road's being called the Missouri Weinstrasse (wine road). The larger region on both sides of the river nearly to Jefferson City is called the Missouri Rhineland.

Augusta is a popular stop along the Katy Trail, a 225-mile-long bike and walking path built along a former railroad right-of-way.

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Origin of name

Augusta was founded in 1836 and named after the wife of the founder Leonard Harrold.

Geography

Augusta is located at 38°34′20″N 90°52′55″W / 38.57222°N 90.88194°W / 38.57222; -90.88194 (38.572336, -90.882079)[3]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 218 people, 102 households, and 63 families residing in the town. The population density was 829.7 people per square mile (323.7/km²). There were 119 housing units at an average density of 452.9/sq mi (176.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.08% White, 0.46% Asian, and 0.46% from two or more races.

There were 102 households, out of which 15.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.1% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.3% were non-families. 35.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.72.

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