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Staunton




Staunton, post village, capital of Augusta County, Virginia, 116 west north west Richmond, 156 Washington City. Situated on Lewis creek, one of the head branches of Shenandoah river, and is one of the oldest towns in the state. The land rises from the creek, and the streets, though narrow, are regularly laid out. It contains an elegant court house, a jail, 3 churches, an academy, several stores, 250 dwellings, and about 2,500 inhabitants. The Western Lunatic Asylum is located here, and has a beautiful and commodious building.
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