Introduction to Waynesboro, Georgia

Waynesboro, Georgia, in Burke county, is 26 miles S of Augusta, Georgia (center to center) and 144 miles E of Atlanta, Georgia.

Waynesboro History

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.

Waynesboro Transportation

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.


Total Population 5,801
Male Share of the Population 42.4%
Female Share of the Population 57.6%
Senior Citizens 12.9%
Employed Population 16+ 1,876
Age of the Population 32


% of people married 31.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 10.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $28,877
% Above Poverty Level 58.8%
% Below Poverty Level 41.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 30.7%
Median Gross Rent $397
Median House Value $78,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 72.6%
US/American 0%
English 5.9%
Irish 2.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Waynesboro Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 26 miles S of Augusta, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 144 miles E of Atlanta, Georgia
County Burke
Standard Zip Codes 30830
Phone Area Codes 706
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.089
Longitude -82.015

Waynesboro Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 2 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 57 F
Apr Temp 49 to 76 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 50 to 76 F
Annual Precip 47.2 inches
Distance 19.4 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 57 F
Apr Temp 48 to 77 F
Jul Temp 70 to 92 F
Oct Temp 50 to 77 F
Annual Precip 44.5 inches
Station AIKEN 4 NE
Distance 40.2 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 58 F
Apr Temp 49 to 79 F
Jul Temp 70 to 94 F
Oct Temp 50 to 78 F
Annual Precip 52.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Waynesboro, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Munnerlyn (30830)

Shell Bluff (30830)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Blythe 728 $47,292
Girard 154 $22,083
Hephzibah 3,950 $71,212
Midville 296 $41,250
Millen 3,003 $24,579
Sardis 953 $27,813

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Waynesboro Hospitals

(706) 554-4435
Emergency Service: Yes

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Waynesboro High Schools

Serves 1,175 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.4

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