Waynesboro, GA 30830
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Waynesboro is a
city in Burke County, Georgia, United
States. The population was 5,813 at the 2000
census. The city is the county seat of Burke
Waynesboro is also known as "The Bird Dog
Capital of the World."
Near Waynesboro during the American Civil
War on December 4, 1864, forces under Union
General Judson Kilpatrick prevented troops
led by Confederate General Joseph Wheeler
from interfering with Union General William
T. Sherman campaign of destroying a wide
swath of the South on his march to Savannah,
Georgia and the Atlantic Ocean (Union forces
did suffer more than three times the
casualties as the Confederates, however).
The City of Waynesboro, Georgia is located
in Burke County, which is one of the eight
original counties in Georgia. It was named
after General Anthony Wayne whose daring
efforts during the Revolutionary War earned
him the nick name "Mad Anthony Wayne."
Although the residents lived in the area
before the Revolutionary War, the town was
not laid out until 1783. The City was
officially incorporated in 1883 as the City
Some also claim that President George
Washington owned land in Waynesboro. He had
planned to develop it as a sugar plantation
prior to his involvement with the American
revolutionaries. He later sold it upon
purchase of his Mt. Vernon property in
Waynesboro's primary claim to fame is that
Karen Cox (nee McDowell), a former
Congressional aide, now lives there.
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