Augusta is a city in the northeast region of Kentucky, located in Bracken County along the Ohio River. The city's population was 2,004 residents as of the 2005 U.S. Census. Founded in 1786, Augusta was a trading post along the Ohio River named after Augusta County, Virginia. In 1796, the city was named county seat of Bracken County before eventually losing it to Oxford, and then Brooksville. If you look in the Augusta, KY Business Directory, you will find the Rosemary Clooney Museum. The museum is located in a historic 1835 house and displays many articles belonging to Rosemary Clooney and others.
The school district in Augusta was founded in 1887 and serves Augusta Elementary School and Augusta High School, both of which can be found in the Augusta, KY Yellow Pages. There is also Saint Augustine School, a private Catholic school serving grades pre-kindergarten through 8, and has an enrollment of 101 children. The city was once home to Augusta College, which went on to serve the country until 1887, then served the city until 1896.
Written by Lyndsey Morgan