Augusta is a small village (<1,000 people) in the south-east corner of Hancock County, Illinois – about 250 miles from Chicago.
The village was founded in the 1832 when it was surrounded by rolling prairie land. Fast-forward to today and it is surrounded by rolling corn fields and pastures.
Augusta takes it name from Augusta, Georgia. Local news was formerly distributed through the Augusta Eagle-Scribe.
Augusta has a classic Main Street, complete with a grocery store, deli, post office, hair salon, fire station, and bars.
To find out more about what it’s like to visit or live in Augusta, see Illinois in Focus.