|— Borough —|
|• Type||Borough Council|
|• Mayor||Richard Starliper|
|• Total||3.4 sq mi (9 km2)|
|Elevation||718 ft (219 m)|
|• Density||2,864.0/sq mi (1,105.8/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
Waynesboro is a borough in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Waynesboro is in the Cumberland Valley between Hagerstown, Maryland, and Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. It is part of Chambersburg, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is part of the Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area. It is 2 miles north of the Mason–Dixon line and close to Camp David and the Raven Rock Mountain Complex. The population within the borough limits was 9,614 at the 2000 census. When combined with the surrounding Washington and Quincy Townships the population of greater Waynesboro is 27,019. The Waynesboro Area School District serves a resident population of 28,376, according to 2000 federal census data. The Waynesboro Area Senior High School has approximately 1,383 students.
The region around Antietam Creek had been home to Native Americans for centuries prior to settlement by white men in the mid-18th Century. Beginning in 1751 a certain John Wallace obtained several warrants for the land on which the centre of the town now stands. In 1797 John Wallace, a son of the original settler, laid out the town of Waynesburg. When incorporated in 1831, the borough was given the name "Waynesboro'.". It is one of several dozen towns, cities, and counties named after General Anthony Wayne.
During the American Civil War, Waynesboro played a part in the Gettysburg Campaign in June and July 1863. In the week before the Battle of Gettysburg, Confederate Major General Jubal Early's division of Lieutenant General Richard S. Ewell's corps of the Army of Northern Virginia passed through the community on its way northward. After the battle, General Robert E. Lee rode through the border community with his retreating forces. In 1963, a book, Thirteen Days under the Confederate Flag, told of the occupation. Waynesboro During the Civil War, published in 2011, recounts the experiences of Waynesboro's residents during the war.
Waynesboro was chiefly an industrial town in the early years of the 20th century. It was known for the manufacture of engines, boilers, grinders, threshers, boring machines, bolt cutters, wood and iron workers' vises, nut facers, etc. There were also foundries and machine shops and manufactories of lumber products. Some local manufacturing companies included the Frick & Co., the Geiser Company, and the Landis Tool Company. In 1900, 5,396 people lived in the town; in 1910, 7,199 people; and in 1940 10,231 (more than in 2000).
Waynesboro is home to Renfrew Museum and Park, an historical museum depicting 18th century farm life, named after two young sisters who reputedly died there in 1764 during an Indian attack.
Waynesboro is located at 39°45'13" North, 77°34'55" West (39.753685, -77.581980).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2). 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 9,614 people, 4,228 households, and 2,553 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,864.0 people per square mile (1,104.8/km²). There were 4,633 housing units at an average density of 1,380.1 per square mile (532.4/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97% White, 2.5% African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.5% from other races, and 1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.
There were 4,228 households out of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.1% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.6% were non-families. 34.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.87.
In the borough, the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 88.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.8 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $31,574, and the median income for a family was $39,951. Males had a median income of $31,585 versus $22,466 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $17,063. About 7.0% of families and 10.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.2% of those under age 18 and 8.4% of those age 65 or over.
See also 
- D. Dudley Bloom, United States Navy officer and American businessman
- Bloom Brothers Department Stores
- Franklin County, Pennsylvania
- Anthony Wayne, Revolutionary War general
- Geiser Manufacturing, a leading Waynesboro manufacturer in its heyday
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Nead, Benjamin Matthias (1900). Waynesboro: the history of a settlement. Harrisburg Pub. Co.
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- Borough of Waynesboro
- Waynesboro at the Open Directory Project
- Waynesboro Area School District
- Antietam Historical Association