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Welcome to Waynesboro ...

Waynesboro is primarily located in Franklin County<1>. A portion of Waynesboro extends into Lancaster County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Waynesboro has a population of 10,912 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Waynesboro is 710 feet [216 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Waynesboro is within the (717) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Waynesboro had an population of 10,912 people. This is an increase of 3.26% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.5% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Waynesboro had a population of 10,568 people (which is 7.06% of the total population of Franklin County). This makes Waynesboro the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Waynesboro represents 0.08% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 62nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 10,568 people, the population of Waynesboro increased 9.92% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 9,614 people).

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

Communities Also Named Waynesboro ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Waynesboro - they are located in Georgia, Mississippi, 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.

  • Hagerstown [Washington County]
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    • Hagerstown [Washington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Waynesboro
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,918 people
    • Former name for Hagerstown:
    • Hager's Town
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hagerstown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hagerstown<5>
  • Chambersburg [Franklin County]
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    • Chambersburg [Franklin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the north of Waynesboro
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,231 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chambersburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chambersburg<5>
  • Gettysburg [Adams County]
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    • Gettysburg [Adams County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the east of Waynesboro
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,708 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gettysburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gettysburg<5>
  • Thurmont [Frederick County]
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    • Thurmont [Frederick County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the southeast of Waynesboro
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,070 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thurmont<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Greencastle [Franklin County]
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      • Greencastle [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the west of Waynesboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,989 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greencastle<5>
    • Carroll Valley [Adams County]
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      • Carroll Valley [Adams County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the east of Waynesboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,930 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carroll Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carroll Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carroll Valley<5>
    • Boonsboro [Washington County]
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      • Boonsboro [Washington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the south of Waynesboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,655 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boonsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boonsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boonsboro<5>
    • Emmitsburg [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emmitsburg
      • Emmitsburg [Frederick County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the east of Waynesboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,270 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emmitsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emmitsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emmitsburg<5>
    • Smithsburg [Washington County]
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      • Smithsburg [Washington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the south of Waynesboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,969 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithsburg<5>
    • Williamsport [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamsport
      • Williamsport [Washington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Waynesboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,074 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williamsport have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamsport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamsport<5>

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 15 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.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Waynesboro was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Waynesboro on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Waynesboro. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Franklin County: www.co.franklin.pa.us/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Franklin, 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>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 for our own planning, 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: 39.7570, Longitude: -77.5799    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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