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Staunton is a city of Augusta County, Virginia, USA. With a population of 23,473 in 2009, it is Augusta County’s county seat. It is best known as the birthplace of the United States’ 28th President, Woodrow Wilson. It is also known for being the home of the famous women’s college with distinctive programs, the Mary Baldwin College, apart from the Virginia

Women's Institute for Leadership and Program for the Exceptionally Gifted. Here’s where the elite co-ed prep school, Stuart Hall, is situated and the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind.

Situated along the Valley Pike, Staunton was first an industrial center and known for trade and transportation, particularly after the arrival of the Virginia Central Railroad in 1854. The factories in this area made everything related to trains—wagons and carriages—besides also making clothing, blankets, and shoes.

It is spread out on an area of 19.7 square miles and is situated in the Shenandoah Valley between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains of the Appalachian Range.

If you ever visit Staunton, you’ll find that it’s a great tourist destination. You can visit the Blackfriars Playhouse, the only replica of Shakespeare's Blackfriars Theatre still in existence, the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and the Museum of American Frontier Culture where you can get a close look at early life in the USA. You can also visit the Betsy Bell Wilderness Park, Gypsy Hill Park, Montgomery Hall Park, the Booker T. Washington Community Center, Frontier Culture Museum and Woodrow Wilson’s birthplace.


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