Staunton is an independent city in the U.S. state of Virginia. In 2000, there were 23 853 inhabitants. The locals call their city " STEN -tn " instead of " StOwn - do ".
Nearby is the Natural Chimneys, unusual limestone caves that rise 40 meters above the meadows of the Shenandoah Valley.
¹ 1980 - 2000: census results; 2005: Updating the U.S. Census Bureau