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Follow along with the sexual abuse law firm of Waynesboro as we learn about the cities and areas in our state. The article below is on our beloved City of Waynesboro.
Waynesboro is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Once known as Teasville, the city is named after General Anthony Wayne for his victory in 1794 at the Battle of Fallen Timbers during the Northwest Indian War. It is the principal city of the Staunton-Waynesboro Metropolitan Statistical Area. During its early establishment, the city was a convenient stip for those who wanted to travel west because the major crossing for the Blue Ridge Mountains in the area, Jarmans Gap, was only six miles northeast of the town.
On January 8, 1801, the town of Waynesborough was recognized by the state of Virginia. In 1834, it was incorporated. A railroad tunnel was constructed in the mid-1800s through Rockfish Gap to establish it as the major crossing through the mountains between Charlottesville and Waynesboro. On March 2, 1865, it was the site of the last battle for Confederate Lt. General Jubal A. Early of the American Civil War. Lasting only 20 minutes, the Battle of Waynesboro was the last blow for the Confederate Army in the Shenandoah Valley.
After the war, the town became a junction of two rail lines: the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway and the Shenandoah Valley Railway (now the Norfolk and Western Railway). In 1890, the land to the east of Waynesboro was incorporated as the Town of Basic City. They competed with each other through their development. Nonetheless, the two towns were consolidated into one in 1923. In 1948, it officially became an independent city. As of 2010, the city has a population of 21,006. According to the United States Census Bureau, it has a total area of 15.2 square miles.
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Waynesboro High School was constructed in 1936 through 1938 by a grant from the Public Works Administration. Located on West Main Street, the high school is part of the Waynesboro Public Schools District that serves the city. It has a population of 857 students from grades 9th through 12th and a student-to-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. Based on state standardized test scores. 82% of its students are at least proficient in reading and 75% are in math. Waynesboro High has an overall Niche grade of a B minus and a GreatSchools rating of a 2 out of 10.
Fishburne Military School was established in 1879 by James A. Fishburne. One of the oldest military schools in the U.S., it can be found on South Wane Avenue in the City of Waynesboro. Opened as the coed Waynesboro High School in 1879, it soon became the private, all-boys military boarding school Fishburne Military School in 1886. It is owned and operated by the Fishburne-Hudgins Education Foundation, Inc. Catering to students from 7th to 12th grade, it offers courses in math, English, science, social studies, JROTC, foreign language, and STEM. On October 4, 1984, the 1916 Gothic Revival style barracks building of the Fishburne campus was added to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).
For residents and visitors of Waynesboro who want to enjoy some time outside in nature, the Ridgeview Park on Magnolia Avenue offers a beautiful scenic recreational space. Home to a number of gardens and nature trails, it features the following:
Some of the facilities provided by the park are also available for reservation. These are the Amphitheater, River Shelter and Woodland Shelter. The hours of operation for Ridgeview Water are every day from sunrise to sunset.
Not much of a nature person? The Waynesboro Town Center on Town Center Drive offers another recreational form of entertainment for people in Waynesboro. The shopping mall is home to retail stores, services and dining options like Kohl's, Rack Room Shores, Bath & Body Works, Old Navy, PetSmart, Michaels, Ross Dress for Less, McAlister's Deli, Chick-fil-A, ALDI, Target, Kay Jewelers, Sprint Store, Hair Cuttery, and many more.
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