Incorporated in 1871

About Waynesville

The Town of Waynesville is a great place to visit in any season. Whether one is looking to explore the mountains during our mild summers, gaze at the natural splendor of fall leaf changes, or view snow covered mountains during the winter, the town offers such vacationing for any preference. With our proximity to the natural wonders of The Great Smokey Mountains National Park, as well as, the famous Blue Ridge Parkway the Town is truly a place of recreational opportunity.  Click here to view a live camera overlooking downtown.

  • Population: 10,137 (7-1-17 State Certified Estimate)
  • Tax Rate: 49.57 cents per $100 valuation (effective July 1, 2018)
  • Square Miles: 6.9

Town SignUtilities


Waynesville operates a water treatment plant, including an 8,400 acre watershed with a WS-1 restricted classification, certified bacteriological lab and a 50 acre lake.  The plant has a capacity of 8 million gallons per day and serves 17,000 customers.


Waynesville operates a wastewater treatment plant with a 6 million gallon per day capacity with an average flow of 3.5 million gallons per day.  It uses a conventional primary treatment process with secondary biological processes.


Waynesville provides electric service to some areas inside the corporate limits.  Electric service is also provided to some customers by Duke Energy Progress.


Public Service Company of North Carolina provides natural gas service to some areas in Waynesville.  Propane is also available from local distributors.


  • Temperature:  Annual average 54.1 degrees
    • Monthly average: January 37.5 degrees
    • June 70.7 degrees
  • Rainfall: 47.5 inches (annual average)
  • Snowfall: 12.2 inches (annual average)
  • Elevation: 2,713 feet