Introduction to Waynesboro, Georgia
The region now known as Waynesboro was settled before the Revolutionary War, but the town was not laid out until 1783. The community was named in honor of General Anthony Wayne, a Revolutionary War hero nicknamed "Mad Anthony Wayne." According to some accounts, President George Washington owned land in the area, but after his involvement with the revolutionaries and purchase of the Mt. Vernon property, he sold the land. The city was originally incorporated as "Waynesborough" in 1883. It is nationally recognized as the "Bird Dog Captial of the World."
Waynesboro and Nearby Attractions
- Burke County Museum
- Redcliffe State Historic Site
- Aiken County Historical Museum
- Colonial Times
- Magnolia Springs State Park
Things To Do In Waynesboro
Burke County Museum, located in the city, showcases artifacts reflecting the history of Burke County. The Augusta Museum of History, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Morris Museum of Art, and Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History are nearby. Colonial Times, a living history park, is a popular attraction near the city. In addition, Waynesboro offers easy access to historical sites like the Springfield Baptist Church, Redcliffe State Historic Site, Woodrow Wilson Home, and Sand Hills Cottage. The Magnolia Springs State Park offers various recreational facilities for hiking, bicycling, camping, boating, and swimming. Waynesboro Plaza Shopping Center is a popular shopping mall in the city.
The closest major airport is Augusta Regional Airport at Bush Field.
Waynesboro Higher Education
Augusta State University, Georgia Southern University, and University of South Carolina at Aiken are nearby colleges.