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Originally appearing in Volume V28, Page 433 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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WAYNESBORO, a borough of Franklin county, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., near Antietam Creek, about 14 M. S.E. of Chambers-burg, and about 65 m. S.V. of Harrisburg. Pop. (1890) 3811; (1900) J396; (191o) 7199. Waynesboro is served by the Cumber-land Valley and the Western Maryland railways. It lies at the foot of the South Mountain, and under the borough are many caves and caverns. A settlement was made here about 1734; it was called Mount Vernon for twenty years, and then Wallace-town (in honour of an early settler) until the close of the War of Independence, when it was named Waynesborough in honour of General Anthony Wayne; a village was platted in 1797; its charter as a borough, granted in 1818, was repealed in 1824 but was revived in 183o, the spelling being changed to " Waynesboro." See Benjamin M. Nead, Waynesboro (Harrisburg, Pa., 1900).
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ANTHONY WAYNE (1745-1796)

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