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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Waynesboro.

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How Far From Waynesboro to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Waynesboro to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Waynesboro to:

  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 79 miles [127.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Waynesboro to Nashville, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 638 miles [1,026.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,503 miles [10,465.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,222 miles [11,622.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,097 miles [8,202.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Waynesboro ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Waynesboro.

While the name Waynesboro is unique within Tennessee, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Tennessee


Burke County

Our profile page for Waynesboro, Burke County   [Map]
Distance: About 361 miles [581 km] to the East Southeast


Wayne County

Our profile page for Waynesboro, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 256 miles [412 km] to the South Southwest


Franklin County

Our profile page for Waynesboro, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 634 miles [1,020.3 km] to the East Northeast


Augusta County

Our profile page for Waynesboro, Augusta County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Augusta County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Waynesboro City

Our profile page for Waynesboro, Waynesboro City   [Map]
Distance: About 525 miles [844.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Waynesboro ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Big Rock Ford   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest of Waynesboro   [Map]
Bird (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Buffalo Valley   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Cyclone (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Flatwoods   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Green River (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Highland   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Lovie (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Moccasin   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Moon (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Slickrock Ford   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Turkey Track   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Woodlawn   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Waynesboro. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Meriwether Lewis
  Explorer, 2nd Governor of Louisiana. He was born in Ivy (Virginia) on Thursday August 18, 1774 and died in Hohenwald (Tennessee) on Wednesday October 11, 1809 at an age of 35. He was buried at Pioneer Cemetery (Lewis County, Tennessee) [Map].

Hohenwald [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Waynesboro

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Meriwether Lewis<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Waynesboro. 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Waynesboro

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waynesboro. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3246, Longitude: -87.7508     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Waynesboro have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Waynesboro to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 314.359 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.325 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.297 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Waynesboro could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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