Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Waynesboro, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Waynesboro

 
 
Downtown Waynesboro Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Wilson, March 31, 2011
1. Downtown Waynesboro Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 1941 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number Q-2a.)
 
Location. 38° 4.111′ N, 78° 53.309′ W. Marker is in Waynesboro, Virginia. Marker is on West Main St (U.S. 340), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is on West Main St in downtown Waynesboro, at the entrance to a pedestrian alley that leads to Spring Lane. 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. Fishburne Military School (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Waynesboro (about 700 feet away); William H. Harman Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Plumb House (approx. 0.4 miles away); W. J. Loth (approx. half a mile away); Port Republic Road Historic District
Marker at entrance to alley leading to Spring Lane image. Click for full size.
By Jim Wilson, March 31, 2011
2. Marker at entrance to alley leading to Spring Lane
(approx. half a mile away); Early’s Last Battle (approx. 0.9 miles away); Virginia Metalcrafters (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waynesboro.
 
More about this marker. This is one of two markers for the city of Waynesboro. The other (Q-2b) is located in Constitution Park at the foot of West Main St.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 31, 2011, by Jim Wilson of Waynesboro (Independent City), Virginia. This page has been viewed 473 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 31, 2011, by Jim Wilson of Waynesboro (Independent City), Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement