Peyton's History of Augusta County, Virginia (1882)


About this 2006 online edition of Peyton's History of Augusta County, Virginia (1882)

Waddell says in the Preface to his Second Edition (page iii),

"I have been somewhat criticised on the score that I have devoted more space to persons comparatively obscure than to prominent men. I have done this purposely, my object being to give an account of the people. Distinguished or prominent men have other historians or biographers...."

Peyton's History takes a very different approach. Peyton tends to tell the story of the very important people and others.

Both authors give accounts of the early history of the United States. Both are well worth reading as each emphasizes what interests him most from the information available to him. Instead of students learning only a dry litany of facts in our country's classrooms, they should also read lively histories such as these.

Our new edition of Peyton's History of Augusta County, Virginia is copyright © 2006 by EagleRidge Technologies, Inc., and used here with permission.

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Editor's notes on this new edition of Peyton's History:

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  • Print citation of page 33:
    Peyton, J. Lewis. (2006). History of Augusta County, Virginia (p. 33). (Electronic ed.). Rockwood, TN: EagleRidge Technologies. (Original work published 1882). Retrieved March 2, 2007, from
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  • Scholarly online citation of page 59:
    Peyton, J. Lewis. (2006). History of Augusta County, Virginia (p. 59). (Electronic ed.). Rockwood, TN: EagleRidge Technologies. (Original work published 1882). Retrieved March 2, 2007, from
    http://www.roanetnhistory.org/peytons.php?loc=PeytonsHistory&pgid=66
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Credits:

  • Conception, typing, scanning, editing: G. Anne Sloan.
  • Database design, programming, web development: Crystal Sloan.
  • Web hosting provided by EagleRidge Technologies, Inc..
  • This online edition is based on the 1882 edition published by SAMUEL M. YOST & SON of Staunton, VA.

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