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13013 Welty Road, Waynesboro, PA 17268
Consisting of 39.4 square miles surrounding the Borough of Waynesboro, Washington Township was organized in 1779. The township communities of Zullinger, Rouzerville, and Blue Ridge Summit were founded in 1868, while the area of Wayne Heights was laid out in the early 20th century.
After the creation of the railroad, Blue Ridge Summit became a resort town, boasting luxurious hotel accommodations for the wealthy that traveled there from the Washington, D.C., region to vacation.
Today, Washington Township is home to a number of historic sites, including Renfrew Museum and Park, Harbaugh Church and Cemetery, Welty Mill Bridge, and the Civil War Battle of Monterey Pass.