The City of Waynesboro is the county seat of Burke County, one of eight original counties in Georgia. It was named after General Anthony Wayne whose daring efforts during the Revolutionary War earned him the nickname of "Mad Anthony Wayne." On July 31, 1783, authorized by an act of the Georgia General Assembly, Waynesboro was laid out in a series of one-acre lots. The city was officially incorporated in 1883 as the City of Waynesborough.
The Georgia Field Trials began in Burke County in 1901 and continue today, making Waynesboro "The Bird Dog Capital of the World." Due to a rich agricultural base and a growing industrial community, the future of Waynesboro is one filled with promise and anticipation.
Waynesboro is also home to Plant Voglte, producing clean, safe, reliable, and affordable energy that will power over 1 million Georgia homes and businesses upon completion of units 3 & 4.
Small town charm and southern hospitality fill the shops, local restaurants, and citizen’s faces. For more information about lodging, shopping, and tourism, please visit www.waynesboroga.com or our local Chamber of Commerce’s website www.burkechamber.org.