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Welcome to Waynesboro ...

The city of Waynesboro is located in Burke County<1> and is the County Seat for Burke County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Waynesboro has a population of 5,399 people<2> (see below for details).

Waynesboro is 270 feet [82 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Waynesboro lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Waynesboro: (706) and (762)<4>

The ZIP code for Waynesboro: 30830<5>

We don't have a date for the establishment of Waynesboro.

Websites for Waynesboro ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Waynesboro had an population of 5,399 people. This is a decrease of 6.36% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Waynesboro had a population of 5,766 people (which is 24.73% of the total population of Burke County). This makes Waynesboro the county's most populous community.

The population of Waynesboro represents 0.06% of the population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 111st most populous community.

More information can be found on the Census Page for Waynesboro.

Communities Also Named Waynesboro ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 5 communities that are also named Waynesboro - they are located in Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Virginia (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Waynesboro.

Communities near Waynesboro ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Waynesboro.

  • De Bruce
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    • De Bruce lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Waynesboro.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 25,696 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for De Bruce have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Bruce
  • Drone
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drone
    • Drone lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Waynesboro.
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 14,568 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drone have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drone
  • Hephzibah
  • Sardis
  • Blythe
  • Keysville
  • Girard
  • Vidette
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vidette
    • Vidette lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Waynesboro.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 105 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vidette
  • Munnerlyn
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Munnerlyn
    • Munnerlyn lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Waynesboro.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Munnerlyn have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Munnerlyn
  • Gough

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Waynesboro. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Waynesboro.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Waynesboro. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Waynesboro.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Waynesboro. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Waynesboro.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Waynesboro ...

Looking for more information about Waynesboro? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Waynesboro, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Waynesboro.

Adding Waynesboro to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Waynesboro in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention that we've found for Waynesboro was the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Waynesboro on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Georgia (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Waynesboro.

The official website for Waynesboro:

The official website for Burke County:

The official website for State of Georgia:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Burke, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Waynesboro.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Waynesboro - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (762) is an overlay for area code (706).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Waynesboro). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Waynesboro or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Waynesboro) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Waynesboro. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WaynesboroOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waynesboro. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0900, Longitude: -82.0158    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




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