Here, on one of the first roads west of the Blue Ridge, a hamlet stood in colonial times. The Walker exploring expedition started from this vicinity in 1748. Here, in June, 1781, the Augusta militia assembled to join Lafayette in the East. A town was founded by 1797. It was established by law in 1801 and named for General Anthony Wayne.
Geographic Location: Waynesboro
Physical Description of Location: 400-498 W Main Street (US 340), mid-block between N Wayne Avenue and Arch Avenue, Waynesboro, VA 22980. Marker is on left when traveling east on W Main Street.
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