Waynesboro (formerly Flack), is an independent city in the U.S. state of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 21,006. The city is surrounded by Augusta County and is named for General Anthony Wayne.
Waynesboro is located in the Shenandoah Valley, near many important historical markers of the Civil War and Shenandoah National Park. A portion of Interstate 64 falls within the city limits of Waynesboro, and the Blue Ridge Parkway, Skyline Drive, and the Appalachian Trail are less than five miles away. Norfolk Southern Railway trackage runs through the east side of the city. The town is perhaps best known for being the home of P. Buckley Moss and the P. Buckley Moss Museum, which attracts 45,000 visitors annually. A large DuPont plant (now Invista and owned by Koch Industries) and the associated Benger Laboratory where spandex was invented (under the brand name Lycra), as well as a large textile mill called Wayn-Tex (now owned by Mohawk Industries), were significant employers for residents through much of the 20th century. A General Electric site on the northeast side, which made relays and later computer printers, was also a substantial employer. Waynesboro is home to the corporate headquarters of nTelos (a regional wireless and telecommunications company serving Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Ohio). Tourism, industrial production, and retail remain vital to the Waynesboro economy. The Generals of the Valley Baseball League play there.
Waynesboro is a principal city of the Staunton-Waynesboro Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Augusta County and the independent cities of Staunton and Waynesboro.
- Founded: 1834
- Area: 15.2 square miles
- Population: 21,006 (2010)
- Population Per Square Mile: 1,400
- Unemployment Rate: 5.1% (April 2015)
- City Website: http://www.waynesboro.va.us
- City of Waynesboro Public Schools Website: https://www.waynesboro.k12.va.us/main/
- Distance to Charlottesville: 28.3 miles
- Distance to Charlottesville (Downtown): 28.4 miles
- Distance to Charlottesville (Airport): 34.3 miles
- Distance to Charlottesville (Pantops/Martha Jefferson Hospital): 30.1 miles
- Distance to Charlottesville (UVA): 26.2 miles
- Distance to Richmond, VA: 96.3 miles
- Distance to Washington, DC: 142.6 miles
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