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In honor of all the valiant men and women of Woodruff Co. who defended their ideals and served their country during time of war. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten
Thomas Hough founded Augusta in 1848, naming
it after his favorite cousin, Miss Augusta Cald,
of Virginia. For generations it was known as
Chickasaw Crossing. The first settlers came in
1820. It was incorporated in 1861. During the
The church was organized in 1861, by its first
pastor, Rev. S.W. Davies. The foundation was
apparently laid in 1861. It was completed in
1871. Woodrow Wilson, as a youth. worshiped
here while his brother-in- law, Rev. A.R. Kennedy.
Woodrow Wilson as a youth worshiped in this church while his brother-in-law, Rev. A.R. Kennedy, was pastor.
As Maj. Gen. Frederick Steele's Union army marched into southwest Arkansas in the spring of 1864, Col. C.C. Andrews was ordered to lead an expedition to Woodruff County. The column's orders were to keep Brig. Gen. Dandridge McRae from recruiting C…
Much of the history of Augusta lies beneath these
grounds. It was the burial ground for the
Chickasaws before the first settlers. The earliest
extant gravestone is Penelopy Simmons, who
operated a hotel in Augusta and died in 1852.
Noted architect: Charles L. Thompson, Nov 30, 1901
Thomas Hough, founder of Augusta in 1848
built his home on this location before the Civil
War. During the Federal occupation Gen. Frederick
Steele headquartered here. Woodruff County was …
Chickasaws and Quapaws crossed the White River
here to visit, long before the first settlers. First
post office, named Chickasaw Crossing in Feb. 1848,
was soon changed to Augusta. Steamboats
docked here to deliver goods and left with
July 7, 1862, the 11th Wisconsin Infantry of the Federals, commanded by Colonel Hovey, met the Confederate Texas Cavalry commanded by General Rust at Hills Plantation and engaged in a bitter fight.
The Battle of Cache River or Cotton Plant is c…
After threatening Little Rock, the Union Army of the Southwest marched east toward Helena. On July 7, 1862, three miles north of here, around 1,000 Confederates of the 12th and 16th Texas Cavalry attacked Union soldiers protecting the main force a…