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Description
A trading post was founded in 1628 by the Plymouth Colony. John Alden and Capt. Miles Standish, immortalized by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, were among the original settlers. In 1754 Fort Western was erected on the east bank of the Kennebec River. In 1797 the community chose Augusta as its name, presumably to honor the daughter of Gen. Henry Dearborn.
Capital of the state since 1827, Augusta is at the head of navigation on the Kennebec River. The city differs from most Maine communities that occupy both sides of a river in that it did not grow into twin cities. Augusta is the seat of many of Maine's governmental agencies and offices.
Visitor Info
Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce 269 Western Ave. AUGUSTA, ME 04330. Phone:(207)623-4559
Things to See
Capitol Park
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Current Location: Augusta, Maine
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Homewood Suites by Hilton Augusta
377 Western Ave. Augusta, ME 04330
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Best Western Plus Civic Center Inn
110 Community Dr. Augusta, ME 04330
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Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Augusta
14 Anthony Ave. Augusta, ME 04330
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Hampton Inn Augusta
388 Western Ave. Augusta, ME 04330
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