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city (1990 pop. 18,549), surrounded by but politically independent of August co., central Va., in the Shenandoah valleyShenandoah valley,
part of the Great Valley of the Appalachians, c.150 mi (240 km) long, N Va., located between the Blue Ridge and the Allegheny mts. The valley is divided into two parts by Massanutten Mt., a ridge c.45 mi (70 km) long and c.3,000 ft (915 m) high.
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; settled c.1736, inc. as a city 1948. An industrial center in a farm area, it has plants manufacturing textiles, furniture, and wood and metal products. In the battle of Waynesboro (Mar., 1865), Gen. Jubal Early's heavily outnumbered Confederate troops were severely defeated by a detachment of Sheridan's army under Custer. Tourists are drawn to nearby Sherando Lake Recreation Area, George Washington National Forest, and Shenandoah National Park.

Waynesboro (Independent City), Virginia

503 W Main St
Waynesboro, VA 22980
Phone: (540) 942-6600
Fax: (540) 942-6671

In north-central VA, in the Shenandoah Valley at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, 12 mi. southeast of Staunton. Laid out in 1797; established as a town in 1801. Incorporated as a town in 1834; as a city in 1948. Annexed part of Augusta County effective July 1, 1994. Name Origin: For Gen. Anthony Wayne (1745-96), PA soldier and statesman, nicknamed "Mad Anthony" for his daring during the American Revolution

Area (sq mi):: 15.38 (land 15.36; water 0.02) Population per square mile: 1384.70
Population 2005: 21,269 State rank: 74 Population change: 2000-20005 9.00%; 1990-2000 5.20% Population 2000: 19,520 (White 84.50%; Black or African American 10.00%; Hispanic or Latino 3.30%; Asian 0.60%; Other 3.00%). Foreign born: 2.40%. Median age: 38.90
Income 2000: per capita $17,932; median household $32,686; Population below poverty level: 12.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,053-$25,847
Unemployment (2004): 3.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.50% Median travel time to work: 19.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 54.90%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Waynesboro County seat (20,755)

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