Introduction to Augusta, Kansas
Augusta, Kansas is located 19 miles E of Wichita, Kansas. It is in Butler county. The city is part of the Wichita metro area, and has a population of 8,423.
Augusta was originally inhabited by the Native Americans. Primarily the Osage Indians lived in the place. In 1868, C. N James settled in the area. He built a trading post and a general store. The city was named after his wife, Augusta. The city was introduced to train service in August, 1881. It was primarily started to support the agriculture and the livestock production in the area. The City of Augusta grew when natural gas and oil were discovered in the Butler County.
Augusta and nearby Attractions
- Augusta Historical Museum
- Butler State Park
- Coutts Memorial Museum of Art
- Kansas Aviation Museum
- Omnisphere and Science Center
- Amelia Earhart Birthplace
Things To Do In Augusta
You can check out the Great Plains Transportation Museum and the Kansas Oil Museum while in Augusta. The El Dorado State Park has facilities for boating, camping, and swimming. You can enjoy shopping at the Augusta Country Club Shopping Center and the North Star Shopping Center. If you love reading books, the Augusta Public Library can be visited.
Air transportation can be availed from the Wichita Mid - Continent Airport.
Augusta Higher Education
Higher education opportunities are provided by Butler County Community College, Wichita State University, Cowley County Community College, and Hutchinson Community College.