Historic Waynesborough

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Historic Waynesborough: The House


Historic Waynesborough.  This magnificent Georgian-style country manor house is just five miles from Valley Forge in historic  Chester County. The most famous resident was Revolutionary War hero, Major General Anthony Wayne (1745-1796). Wayne served with George Washington and Lafayette and led the Pennsylvania line in the battles of Brandywine and Germantown. He weathered the Valley Forge encampment and fought at Monmouth (NJ). After his decisive victory in 1779 at Stony Point on the Hudson River, he became a national hero.

Historic Waynesborough, is a National Historic Landmark in Paoli, PA. Seven generations of the Wayne family continuously owned the property from 1724 until 1965.  The original owner of the property was Captain Anthony Wayne, (The Immigrant, 1666- 1739), who had fought valiantly for William of Orange at the Battle of the Boyne.  With his wife, Hannah Faulkner, and several of their nine adult children he emigrated from Ireland to the Pennsylvania colony and purchased 386 acres in Chester County, PA in 1724.  His son, Isaac (1699-1774), married Elizabeth Iddings, and was an officer in the French and Indian War.  Isaac’s son, Anthony, born January 1, 1745, was to become the famous Major General Anthony Wayne.



This entry was posted on March 17, 2017 by in Building, Exterior, House, Property and tagged , .
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