The city of Waynesboro,Ga was named after a General in the Revolutionary War by the name of Anthony Wayne. After his daring efforts in the Revolutionary War he was nicknamed “Mad Anthony Wayne”. On July 31, 1783, by the Georgia General Assembly, the city of Waynesboro was laid out in one-acre lots. Waynesboro had a significant role during the Civil War, as General Sherman began his “March to the Sea” heading towards Savannah. The battle of Waynesboro began on December 4, 1864 and continued until around the end of the March with a victory. That opened the way for Sherman’s armies to capture the port of Savannah, in which they did on December 21, 1864. The city of Waynesboro was officially incorporated in 1883. Waynesboro is the “Bird Dog Capital of the World” taking great pride with their Field Trials. Waynesboro is a small town in eastern Georgia, about 30 miles south of Augusta on U.S. Hwy. 25, It is the county seat of Burke County. It is also the largest county in land area in the state of Georgia. There are many historic facts and places to see here. Waynesboro is rich in history, including a visit from former President George Washington. Burke County has been the home of numerous governors’ as well as a signer of the Declaration of Independence; Lyman Hall. In 2009, Waynesboro was added to the US National Register of Historical Places and undoubtedly one of the oldest, most beautiful homes in Burke County is Wisteria Hall. Here are just a few of our local hometown business favorites; Pineland Bakery famous for their amazing pastries and many other items, and also a local caterer Paulette Black!
Today with a rich growing agricultural base, a booming industrial community, and many local Artisans, the future of Waynesboro is one filled with promise, anticipation and exponential growth!