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The History of Waynesboro, Virginia

Waynesboro, VA is centrally located in the Shenandoah Valley near many of local Civil War historic landmarks and the Shenandoah Valley National Park. Easy access to Interstate 64, the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive makes Waynesboro the ideal choice for day trips and excursions for those living in the surrounding Augusta County area.

Early in American history, Waynesboro served as a convenient stop for those settlers venturing west. Waynesboro was originally referred to as Teasville (or Teesville). Many historians tell stories of how today’s Waynesboro first obtained its name. One history lesson tells that the city was named Teasville after the local tavern owner, Jacob Teasville and his wife; the second Waynesboro history lesson tells it was after the Tees brothers.

The city’s history teaches us that when U.S. Army General Anthony Wayne won the Battle of Fallen Timbers, the area began to be known as Waynesborough. Settlers later began to call the area Waynesboro.

The current downtown area was plotted and sold in 1798. January, 1801 brought official recognition to Waynesboro by the state of Virginia and was incorporated in 1834.

Today, Waynesboro, VA is a principal city in the Staunton-Waynesboro area that includes the entire Augusta County region and the independent cities of Staunton and Waynesboro.

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