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The population of Waynesboro is approximately 18,549 (1990), 21006 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 7,902 (1990), 8903 (2010).

The amount of land area in Waynesboro is 36.378 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.048 sq kilometers.
The distance from Waynesboro to Washington DC is 121 miles. The distance to the Virginia state capital is 89 miles. (as the crow flies)
Waynesboro is positioned 38.06 degrees north of the equator and 78.90 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Waynesboro location: in the eastern part of the Shenandoah Valley, only 90 miles northwest of Richmond. Waynesboro is an independent city, not associated with any county, though it is in the Augusta County area.

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Waynesboro history:

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A land grant given to William Beverley in 1736 by King George II was the start of the area now known as Waynesboro. In 1797, the name was changed to Waynesboro to commemorate General Anthony Wayne, of Revolutionary War fame. He was known as "Mad Anthony."

Waynesboro was the site of the last major battle of the Civil War in central Virginia, the Battle of Waynesboro in 1865 between Generals Jubal Early and Philip Sheridan.
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Waynesboro attractions:

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Rockfish Gap Tourist Information Center
I-64, Exit 99
Waynesboro, Virginia 22980
Phone: 800-471-3109

P. Buckley Moss Museum
150 P. Buckley Moss Dr.
Phone: 540-949-6473
Art from the "People's Artist"
Local scenery and of the Amish and Mennonite people of the area are favorite subjects of this art.

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