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Waynesboro VA

Waynesboro Virginia
“Where Good Nature Comes Naturally”

Town of Waynesboro VA

Waynesboro is located in Augusta county in the Shenandoah Valley and the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Waynesboro is the convergence of the Blue Ridge Parkway National Park, and the Skyline Drive of the Shenandoah National Park. The Appalachian Trail is about 5 miles away and runs through the Shenandoah National Park. Waynesboro is a designated Appalachian Trail community. There are many overlooks to see the scenic beauty of the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah Valley. There are restaurants, hotels, vacation rentals, attractions, outdoor recreation, and Civil War history. Waynesboro is a perfect place to stay and visit not only the local things to do, but is a great base camp for exploration of things to do surrounding the town.

History of Waynesboro VA

Travel through the mountain by wagon was near impossible except between gaps in the mountains in the valleys. Jarmans Gap, 6 miles northeast of Waynesboro was a major crossing through the Blue Ridge Mountains, making Waynesboro a convenient stop for those pushing west. Originally the area was known as Teesville. The city of Waynesboro Virginia was named for General Anthony Wayne. In 1794  during the Northwest Indian War the general won a victory at the Battle of Fallen Timbers. In 1798 the downtown area was plotted and sold, and the town was incorporated in 1834. Many of the original buildings still stand in the downtown area such as the Plumb House (now a museum) and the Coiner-Queensbury House. After the Civil War, Waynesboro became a crossing of two major railroad lines; the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad and the Shenandoah Valley Railroad. This gave the town of Waynesboro a nickname called the “Iron Cross”.

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