Early history of Wayne County is found at Goodspeed's Early History of Wayne County, 1886. Waynesboro was founded in 1821 as a county seat for then newly created Wayne County. The city initially consisted of a 40-acre (16 ha) plot that included the courthouse and jail. A school, Ashland Academy, was established in 1843. The city incorporated in 1850. This Site Map is an index of the content of the website. Please contact us if there are any discrepancies.