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Waynesboro, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Waynesboro

 
 
Waynesboro Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 1, 2007
1. Waynesboro Marker
Inscription. Settlers began to arrive to present day Augusta County in the 1730s and by the Revolutionary War a small hamlet existed here. By 1797, it was known as Waynesborough, for Revolutionary War hero Brig. Gen. Anthony Wayne. It became a town in 1801 and was incorporated in 1834. The last battle fought in the Shenandoah Valley took place in Waynesboro on 2 March 1865, near the end of the Civil War, when Union Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan defeated Confederate Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early. Basic City consolidated with Waynesboro in 1924, and in 1948 the Virginia General Assembly made Waynesboro a city.
 
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q-2-b.)
 
Location. 38° 4.1′ N, 78° 53.167′ W. Marker is in Waynesboro, Virginia. Marker is on West Main Street (U.S. 340) east of Arch Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waynesboro VA 22980, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Waynesboro (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); William H. Harman Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fishburne Military School (approx.
Waynesboro Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 1, 2007
2. Waynesboro Marker
0.2 miles away); Port Republic Road Historic District (approx. half a mile away); Plumb House (approx. 0.6 miles away); W. J. Loth (approx. 0.6 miles away); Virginia Metalcrafters (approx. ¾ mile away); Early’s Last Battle (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waynesboro.
 
More about this marker. This marker replaced a marker with the same title and number which read, “Here, on one of the first roads west of the Blue Ridge, a hamlet stood in colonial times. The Walker exploring expedition started from this vicinity in 1748. Here, in June, 1781, the Augusta militia assembled to join Lafayette in the East. A town was founded in 1797. It was established by law in 1801 and named for General Anthony Wayne.”
 
Also see . . .
1. Images of America, Waynesboro by Elizabeth Massie and Cortney Skinner. (Submitted on December 7, 2007.)
2. Basic City, Virginia. Became one of the “lost towns” of Virginia when it consolidated with Waynesboro in 1924. (Submitted on December 7, 2007.) 
 
Categories. Political SubdivisionsSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
Blue Ridge Soap Box Classic Monument image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 1, 2007
3. Blue Ridge Soap Box Classic Monument
Monument is across the street from the marker. Plaque reads, “June 1999. Dedicated in recognition of volunteers and participants who make the Blue Ridge Soap Box Classic a community event committed to promoting friendly competition, fair play and fun.”
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 7, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,154 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 7, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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