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Augusta (Me.)

LC control no.n 80096759
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Geographic headingAugusta (Me.)
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Geographic subdivision usageMaine--Augusta
Variant(s)Augusta, Me.
Горад Агаста (Me.)
Horad Ahasta (Me.)
Агаста (Me.)
Ahasta (Me.)
Огъста (Me.)
Ogŭsta (Me.)
Αουγκούστα (Me.)
Aounkousta (Me.)
אוגוסטה (Me.)
Ogusṭah (Me.)
Аугуста (Me.)
Огаста (Me.)
Ogasta (Me.)
オーガスタ (Me.)
Ōgasuta (Me.)
奥古斯塔 (Me.)
Aogusita (Me.)
City of Augusta (Me.)
Beginning date1797-06-09
Associated countryUnited States
Associated placeKennebec County (Me.)
Special noteNon-Latin script references not evaluated.
Found inGeoNames, algorithmically matched, 2009 (ppl; 44°18ʹ38ʺN 069°46ʹ46ʺW)
Attwood, S.B. Length and breadth of Maine, 1946, p. 99 (Augusta, City; Kennebec County; prev. designations: Cushnoc, Cushena, Cushanna, Cushenac; settled 1759; set off from Hallowell and incorp. Feb. 20, 1797 as Harrington the 109th town [not in LC database; different than the one in Washington County]; name changed to Augusta, the same year; parts set off to Winthrop 1810, to Hallowell 1812 and 1813; incorp. as a city July 23, 1849; city charter adopted Aug. 20, 1849; part set off to form part of Kennebec Aug. 12, 1850; part set off to Hallowell Apr. 9, 1852; part of Manchester annexed Apr. 9, 1856)
Wikipedia, August 8, 2015 (Augusta, Maine; capital of the U.S. state of Maine and the county seat of Kennebec County; first inhabited by English settlers from the Plymouth Colony in 1629 as a trading post on the Kennebec River. The settlement was known by its Indian name--Cushnoc (or Coussinoc or Koussinoc), meaning "head of tide". Cushnoc was incorporated as part of Hallowell in 1771. Known as "the Fort," it was set off and incorporated by the Massachusetts General Court in February 1797 as Harrington. In August, however, the name changed to Augusta after Augusta Dearborn, daughter of Henry Dearborn; 44°18ʹ38ʺN 69°46ʹ48ʺW) Belarusian page (Горад Агаста = Horad Ahasta; Агаста = Ahasta) Bulgarian page (Огъста = Ogŭsta) Greek page (Αουγκούστα = Aounkousta) Hebrew page (אוגוסטה = Ogusṭah) Kazakh page (Аугуста = Augusta) Western Mari page (Огаста = Ogasta) Latvian page (Ogasta) Lithuanian page (Ogasta) Macedonian page (Огаста = Ogasta) Japanese page (オーガスタ = Ōgasuta) Chinese page (奥古斯塔 = Aogusita)
GNIS, August 8, 2015 (Augusta; populated place; capital of State of Maine; variant names: Cushnoc; Cusinock; Harrington; Herringtown; Koussinock; The Fort; Kennebec County, Maine; also lists Harrington, pop. place, and Town of Harrington, civil, both in Washington County)
Augusta website, August 8, 2015: home page (Augusta; City of Augusta) about us > our history (Representatives of Plymouth Colony were the first English to actually live here. In 1625, on a river expedition to find a place to trade agricultural products for Indian furs, Plymouth pilgrims chose the east shore for their "House at Kennebeck." The post, probably built in 1628, was operated by the original traders and, later, by Plymouth Company with varying degrees of success, until it was abandoned some time between 1669 and 1676. There were French as well as English influences here in the 17th and 18th centuries. In 1646, a Jesuit priest, Gabriel Dreuillettes, visited "an English settlement named Kinibeki" and established a mission nearby for the Kennebec natives. It was then that the term "Cushnoc" ("Coussinoc" or "Kouissnoc") first appeared in reference to the Plymouth trading post. After years of conflict involving the French, Indians, and English and several decades during which Kennebec settlements were deserted, the Kennebec Proprietors, successors to the Plymouth Company, erected Fort Western near the Cushnoc site. The village called "the Fort" was the upriver part of the town incorporated as Hallowell in 1771. In February, 1796, the Fort residents petitioned the Massachusetts Legislature for permission to build the first Kennebec bridge. Although "the Hook," as the lower Hallowell village was called, wanted the bridge on its shore, the Fort request was granted. The following February, in 1797, the legislature approved separation of the Fort from Hallowell. Incorporated first as Harrington, the new town changed its name to Augusta on June 9, 1797.)
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