“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Waynesboro Virginia Historical Markers

Photo of the Early’s Last Battle marker and surrounding area. image, Touch for more information
By Paul Crumlish, September 5, 2009
Photo of the Early’s Last Battle marker and surrounding area.
Virginia, Waynesboro — W-160 — Early’s Last Battle
On the ridge west of Waynesboro occurred the last engagement of Confederate forces commanded by Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early. Portions of Maj.Gen. Philip H. Sheridan's army, including cavalry led by Maj.Gen.George A. Custer attacked and routed . . . — Map (db m4238) HM
Virginia, Waynesboro — Ecology of the South River
The South River that winds through Waynesboro is one of the city's best natural amenities: The river itself is 52 miles long. It begins near the village of Greenville and flows northward to Port Republic. At this point, it joins the North River to . . . — Map (db m140457) HM
Virginia, Waynesboro — Q-19 — Fishburne Military School
James Abbott Fishburne, an honor graduate of Washington College inspired by its president, Robert E. Lee, opened in 1879 with 24 students what eventually became Fishburne Military School. Staunton architectural firm T.J. Collins & Son designed the . . . — Map (db m40897) HM
Virginia, Waynesboro — Plumb HouseThe Valley is Lost — 1864 Campaigns —
The Plumb House was built between 1802 and 1806 on what was then the western edge of Waynesboro. While fighting did not occur here until late in the war, the community felt its impact early on. Henry Plumb, who lived here, was mortally wounded at . . . — Map (db m106825) HM
Virginia, Waynesboro — Q-2 — Port Republic Road Historic District
This is Waynesboro's oldest intact neighborhood. It coalesced as a community about 1870, just after the Civil War, when formerly enslaved individuals moved here to work in nearby industries and on railroads. The African American residents . . . — Map (db m40786) HM
Virginia, Waynesboro — River Crossings & Bridges
In Waynesboro's earliest days, the only way to cross the South River was by a ford. Fords are shallow spots in the river that offer low embankments. Travelers of this time crossed the river on foot, horseback, in a farm wagon or stagecoach. A . . . — Map (db m140456) HM
Virginia, Waynesboro — Rockfish GapShenandoah National Park
Although work began on Skyline Drive in 1933, the vision of extending the scenic roadway to connect to the planned Blue Ridge Parkway was not realized until 1939 when the final section, Jarman Gap to Rockfish Gap was completed. Rangers welcomed . . . — Map (db m95954) HM
Virginia, Waynesboro — Q-2-c — Virginia Metalcrafters
Virginia Metalcrafters had its first beginnings with the founding of the Waynesboro Stove Company in 1890 by William J. Loth. The company, which made ornately cast cookstoves, heaters and all accoutrements for kitchens of the period, later developed . . . — Map (db m4031) HM
Virginia, Waynesboro — W. J. Loth1844-1904
Pioneer 19th century Waynesboro industrialist. On this site stood the home of William J. Loth, founder of the W. J. Loth Stove Company of Waynesboro, which produced coal and wood-burning stoves, and pioneered in the manufacture and sale of . . . — Map (db m40788) HM
Virginia, Waynesboro — JF-15 — Walnut Grove
Archibald Stuart - Revolutionary soldier, legislator, and judge-was born here March 19, 1757, at the home of his grandfather and namesake, an early settler. The property was acquired by William A. Pratt in 1868 and G. Julian Pratt in 1900. — Map (db m40894) HM
Virginia, Waynesboro — Q-2-b — Waynesboro
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 . . . — Map (db m4032) HM
Virginia, Waynesboro — Q-2a — Waynesboro
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 . . . — Map (db m41328) HM
Virginia, Waynesboro — William H. Harman Monument
William H. Harman Colonel, C.S.A. Born Feb. 17, 1828 Killed in action at Waynesboro Mar 2, 1865. He was a lieutenant of a com- pany from Augusta County in the Mexican War; after- wards Brig. General in the Virginia Militia; . . . — Map (db m106824) HM

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