Augusta is in Kalamazoo County, and in the West-Southwest Region. Augusta is located just west of Battle Creek between Battle Creek and Plainwell along Highway 96 near Gull Lake. Augusta is part of the Kalamazoo-Battle Creek, Michigan metro area.
The town of Augusta was first settled back in 1832 when Dr. Salmon King came here and built the first log cabin along with an inn. He later sold the property to a group of investors, including Epaphroditus Ransom, who was Michigans governor from 1848-1850. The town was officially named when it developed a post office in 1838 by settler and first postmaster, George Rigby, who came from Augusta Maine. Augusta was incorporated as a city in 1905.
Augusta today has preserved its small town atmosphere. Located on Augusta Creek, which flows into the Kalamazoo River about a mile south, this scenic town includes a city park situated on a dam pond which includes the local Library and a well-preserved railroad depot.
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