Introduction to Waynesboro, Virginia

Waynesboro, Virginia is 50 miles N of Lynchburg, Virginia (center to center) and 116 miles SW of Washington, District of Columbia.

Waynesboro History

The community derived its name from General "Mad Anthony" Wayne and his family home. In the early days, the Rockfish Gap, located near Waynesboro, made the area a convenient stop for those on their journey to the west. It was then referred to as Teasville. It was after General Wayne's victory, at the Battle of Fallen Timbers in 1794, that the area became known as Waynesborough or Waynesboro. The downtown region was plotted and sold in 1798, and Waynesboro was officially recognized as a town by the state of Virginia on January 8, 1801. It was incorporated in 1834.

Waynesboro and nearby Attractions

  • Waynesboro Public Library
  • Woodrow Wilson Birthplace
  • Frontier Culture Museum
  • Baker Springs Basin
  • Hamilton-Cook Colonnade Shopping Center
  • Shenandoah National Park

Things To Do In Waynesboro

Waynesboro provides easy access to a number of historical museums that are within a range of 20 miles. Among these are the Frontier Culture Museum, Humpback Rocks Mountain Farm & Visitor Center, and Woodrow Wilson Birthplace and Museum. The city has several beautiful churches and cemeteries that are reminiscent of the bygone era. The Hamilton-Cook Colonnade Shopping Center, Willow Oak Plaza Shopping Center, Chips Mini-Mall Shopping Center and Riverside Shopping Center are ideal destinations for shoppers. In addition, the city hosts annual festivals including the Summer Extravaganza and the Virginia Fall Foliage Festival Art Show.

Waynesboro Transportation

Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport provides air transportation facilities.

Waynesboro Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are provided by the University of Virginia-Main Campus, James Madison University, and Piedmont Virginia Community College.

Waynesboro Almanac

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Waynesboro Climate

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

Distance12.7 miles
Jan Temp21 to 41 F
Apr Temp38 to 63 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 65 F
Annual Precip38.8 inches
Distance33.8 miles
Jan Temp21 to 44 F
Apr Temp38 to 68 F
Jul Temp62 to 87 F
Oct Temp41 to 69 F
Annual Precip39.9 inches
Distance41.3 miles
Jan Temp22 to 43 F
Apr Temp40 to 67 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 69 F
Annual Precip35.1 inches

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