Staunton is an independent city within the confines of Augusta County in the commonwealth of Virginia.It is the county seat of Augusta County.It is known for being the birthplace of Woodrow Wilson, the 28th U.S. president.Staunton is the larger of the two principal cities of the Staunton-Waynesboro micropolitan statistical area, which covers Augusta County and the cities of Staunton and Waynesboro. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 19.7 square miles (51.0 Square Kilometer), all land. Staunton is located in the Shenandoah Valley in between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains of the Appalachian Mountains. It is drained by Lewis Creek. Lewis Creek flows into the Shenandoah River, which flows into the Potomac, and eventually to the Chesapeake Bay.Staunton is home to the American Shakespeare Center, a theatrical company centered at the Blackfriars Playhouse, a replica of Shakespeare's Blackfriars Theatre. The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library is open for visitors, as well as the Museum of American Frontier Culture, which provides an insider's look at life in early America.Montgomery Hall Park and Betsy Bell Wilderness Park see also.