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Waynesboro, incorporated on December 10, 1803, is the county seat of Burke County. The city is named in honor of General Anthony "Mad Anthony" Wayne, a famous Revolutionary War soldier.

Historic Waynesboro displays buildings built at the turn of the century, including the county courthouse, churches and 19th century homes.

The Burke County Museum, located in Waynesboro, traces the rural area's history from Loyalist beginnings through the rise and fall of plantation life and the establishment of agribusiness.

Deer and quail are plentiful in this region, giving Waynesboro the nickname the "Bird Dog Capital of the World".


(note: click on county map to view County Snapshots for Burke County.) View County Snapshots for Burke





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