Augusta County is centrally located
in the historic and scenic Shenandoah Valley in west-central Virginia, Staunton is an important educational, retail, commercial, and governmental center. Waynesboro is a significant commercial and industrial nucleus.
Augusta County, Staunton, and Waynesboro share similar characteristics and are economically interrelated. This overview, therefore, has been prepared using data and information for all three localities.
is bounded on the west by the lower elevations of the Allegheny Mountains and on the east by the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The County is surrounded by the Virginia counties of Albemarle, Bath, Highland, Nelson,
Rockbridge, and Rockingham, as well as Pendleton County, West Virginia. The headwaters of two major rivers, the James and the Potomac, are located in Augusta County.
Interstates 81 and 64 intersect at
the eastern edge of the city limits of Staunton. Augusta County is approximately 85 miles north of Roanoke; 100 miles west of Richmond; 150 miles southwest of Washington, DC; 200 miles northwest of the Port of Hampton
Roads; and 190 miles north of Greensboro, North Carolina. The Augusta County-Staunton-Waynesboro area is approximately mid-way between New York and Atlanta.
From the Central Shenandoah Valley Planning District Commision