Waynesborough

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Waynesborough
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 02, 1972). National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: General Anthony Wayne House, "Waynesborough" / Waynesborough PDF (653 KB). National Park Service. 

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