Waynesborough

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Waynesborough
Waynesborough, 2049 Waynesborough Road (Easttown Township), Paoli vicinity (Chester County, Pennsylvania).jpg
Waynesborough, rear view in 1960
Waynesborough is located in Pennsylvania
Waynesborough
Location 2049 Waynesborough Rd., Paoli, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°01′55″N 75°28′26″W / 40.03194°N 75.47389°W / 40.03194; -75.47389Coordinates: 40°01′55″N 75°28′26″W / 40.03194°N 75.47389°W / 40.03194; -75.47389
Built 1724
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Georgian
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 73001603
Significant dates
Added to NRHP March 7, 1973[1]
Designated NHL November 28, 1972[2]

Waynesborough, also known as Gen. Anthony Wayne House, was the home of American Revolutionary War general Anthony Wayne (1745-1796). He lived there for all his life except his last 5 years.

The house was built by Wayne's grandfather, Captain W.M. Wayne in 1724. Captain Wayne's son enlarged the house in 1765 and a wing was added in 1812.[3]

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1972.[2][4]

The Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks (Landmarks) offers tours of Waynesborough from mid-March through December on Wednesday through Sunday from 1-3 p.m.

Many buildings near the Waynesborough home have been named after it.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Waynesborough". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-02-07. 
  3. ^ Faris, John Thomson (1919). Old Roads Out of Philadelphia. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott. p. 137. 
  4. ^ Charles W. Snell (March 2, 1972). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: General Anthony Wayne House, "Waynesborough" / Waynesborough PDF (653 KB)". National Park Service. 

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