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Waynesboro in Burke County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Washington’s Southern Tour

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, May 2008
1. Washington's Southern Tour Marker
Inscription.  Traveling from Savannah to Augusta on his Southern tour of 1791, President George Washington stopped in Waynesboro on May 17. Departing from Savannah two days earlier, Washington lodged at "one Spencers " in Effingham County, fifteen miles north of Nathanael Greene's Mulberry Grove plantation. Journeying through modern-day Screven County the next day, he traveled six miles out of his way to visit the city named for General Anthony Wayne, who served with Washington during the Revolution. He noted the town's "6 or 8 dwelling houses" and local efforts to "establish an Academy." After spending the night in Waynesboro, Washington reached Augusta the following day.
 
Erected 1999 by the Georgia Historical Society, the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Georgia, and the Sons of the Revolution in the State of Georgia. (Marker Number 17-1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureEducationGovernment & Politics
Washington’s Southern Tour Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 10, 2011
2. Washington’s Southern Tour Marker
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. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, the George Washington Slept Here, and the Georgia Historical Society series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1779.
 
Location. 33° 5.416′ N, 82° 0.948′ W. Marker is in Waynesboro, Georgia, in Burke County. Marker is on North Liberty Street (U.S. 25) near Sixth / Peace Street (Georgia Route 56). In front of Burke County Courthouse in Waynesboro. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 602 Liberty Street, Waynesboro GA 30830, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Burke County Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); Waynesborough (a few steps from this marker); Burke County (a few steps from this marker); Burke County's 8 Governors (a few steps from this marker); Lost Burke County Men S.S. Otranto (a few steps from this marker); To Honor George Washington (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The J.D. Roberts Home (about 400 feet away); Shell Bluff (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waynesboro.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,479 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 19, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on August 5, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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