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Wayne County

County Facts

Date of Formation: 1842
Named: In honor of General Anthony Wayne, Revolutionary War hero
County Seat: Wayne

Sources

Books

A Brief History of Buffalo Creek Community, Wayne County ,West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1925. (On-line version)
Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: B78.

Comstock, Jim. Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia. Richwood, West Virginia, Jim Comstock, 1973.
975.4003 H259 v.7.

Darby, Erasmus Foster. App Queen Day: Being an Eyewitness Account of How This Great Schoolmaster is Honored Each Year in Wayne County, West Virginia. Chillicothe, Ohio, Dave Webb, 1955.
398.22 D24a Pam.

__________________. Spot the Great Red Nosed Hound of Sugar Tree Hollow. Chillicothe, Ohio, Dave Webb, 1954.
636.7 D34s Pam.

Kirby, Wesley D. History of Wayne Community Wayne County West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1926. (On-line version)
Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: K5.

McClintic, Elizabeth Knight. Ceredo: An Experiment in Colonization. s. l., n. p., 1937.
917.5447 M126.

Osborn, Lucian W. History of East Lynn Community Wayne County West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1927. (On-line version)
Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: O8.

A Pictorial History of Wayne County. Kenova, West Virginia, Wayne County Historical Publications Inc., 1988.
975.447 W359p.

Taylor, Mildred. History of Wayne County, West Virginia. Wayne, West Virginia, n. p., 1963.
975.447 T244.

Thomas C. W. History of Ceredo and Kenova. s. l., n. p., @1958.
975.447 T482 Pam.

Varney, Carl E. Birch Bark and Sassafras Tea. Crum, West Virginia, @1976.
917.5447 V318.

Williams, John Alexander. "A Note and Documents on the Wayne County Shooting Incident During the Election Campaign of 1894." West Virginia History, Charleston, West Virginia, Department of Archives and History, 1971-72.
Arc 1. 4:33.

Newspaper Clippings

"3 Creeks in County Named for Pioneer Jenny Wiley," Wayne County News, 8-7- 1964.
"All About Fun, 95 Year Old Wayne Co. Amusement Park...," Charleston Gazette, 5-29- 1998.
"Along the River Road," Wayne County News, 9-18-1975.
"Ancient History: Greenbrier Creek Discovery Displayed," Wayne County News, 10-25- 1990.
"Author: Ceredo Mayor Puts City's History in Print," Wayne County News, 11-16- 1989.
"Booten of Bowen They Like the Town," Herald Dispatch, 1-23-1989.
"By Gone Years In Ceredo Kenova," Wayne Co News, 8-26-1965; 10-13-1965; 11- 17,24,1965.
"Celebration Recalls Mad Anthony's Ohio Crusade," Herald Advertiser, 7-21-1929.
"Ceredo House, Closed for Over Half Century..," Huntington Advertiser, 6-5-1921.
"Ceredo Has Abolitionist Background," Huntington Advertiser, 2-16-1976.
"Ceredo WV...," Ashland KY Daily Independent, 11-27-1926.
"Ceredo Kenova As Different As People," Herald Dispatch, 3-3-1985.
"Clock Honors Husband, Wife," Herald Dispatch, 6-24-1997.
"Count 4,400 Squirrels in New WV State Forest, Cabwaylingo," Charleston Gazette, 8- 13-1936.
"Decade of 1870-80 Most Colorful in Ceredo History," Herald Advertiser, 12-8- 1929.
"Documents Destroyed in Courthouse Office Blaze," Wayne County News, 10-31- 1985.
"Ed Smith and Fort Gay, WV," Norfolk and Western Magazine, August 1958.
"Former Sons of Wayne Rallying to Defense of Old Town...," Huntington Advertiser, 8- 21-1921.
"Former Wayne Man Candidate for Ohio Chief," Charleston Gazette, 7-9-1922.
"Former Tug River Woman Serves 3 Terms as Mayor of Town in Mn," Advertiser, 1-31- 1926.
"Fort Gay No One Seems to Know How Town Was Named," Herald Advertiser, 6-8- 1975.
"Glen Haynes WV, Monument to an Unfinished Dream," Herald Dispatch, 5-8- 1983.
"Glimpse of the Past, Historic Homes Back 100 Years," Herald Dispatch, 8-8-1994.
"Gold Indians Left on Crout's Creek Hill Still Exists Only in Legend," Advertiser, 5-7- 1922.
"Handsome Buildings Replace Log Houses in Use Few Years Ago," Advertiser, 8-14- 1921.
"He Hopes to Bring Back Memories," Herald Dispatch, 4-1-1996.
"History of Ceredo is Linked With Slavery Issue," Herald-Advertiser, 12-1-1929.
"History of Ceredo," Wayne County News, 11-22,29-1957.
"Mad Anthony Wayne Is No. 2 County Namer," WV Hillbilly, 10-26-1989.
"More Notes on Virginia Forge," Wayne County News, 8-8-1974.
"New County Hand Craft Center Created," Wayne County News, 12-8-1966.
"New Museum Building Gives Ceredo's Past a Solid Future," Herald Dispatch, 10-23- 1995.
"One Step at a Time, Sister Scheiber Wayne Co. Food Pantry," Charleston Gazette, 9- 27-1997.
"Out of the Past Series," Wayne County News, 5-8-1969; 12-27-1969; 1-22-1970; 2-5- 1970; 7-23-1970; 10-17,31-1974; 7-10-1975.
"Out of the Past," Wayne County News, 3-21-1974; 5-15-1975.
"Out of the Past, Early History of East Lynn Community," Wayne County News, 7- 20,27-1989.
"Park Beset by Financial Problems," Clarksburg Exponent, 3-24-1994.
"Residents: Street is a Great Place to B," Herald Dispatch, 12-31-1990.
"Sentence of Death, Passed by Circuit Judge in 1879...," Charleston Gazette, 5-11- 1924.
"Southern Wayne County Still Cherishes Dream of Lost Silver Mine," Advertiser, 5-20- 1923.
"Spring Valley," Huntington Advertiser, 12-29-1975.
"Steptown, Pride Is No Secret," Charleston Gazette, 2-6-1995.
"Tale of Town's Naming is Worth Repeating," Herald Dispatch, 1-30-1989.
"Ten And Twenty Years Ago in Wayne County," Wayne County News, 5-29-1964; 7-3- 1964; 8-21-1964; 9-4-1964; 11-13-1964; 12-4,11-1964; 2-5-1965; 3-17-1965; 6-2,9-1965; 7- 14,28-1965; 9-1,8-1965; 10-13,-1965; 12-22-1965; 2-23-1966; 3-16-1966; 1-13-1967; 2-9-1967.
"The Doctor is Out, Dr. Greg Carrico," Charleston Gazette, 7-8-1996.
"The Town of Wayne," Huntington Advertiser, 12-15-1975.
"The Town That Expects a Boom," Charleston Gazette, 9-21-1975.
"There's No Place Like Home, Kenovans Celebrate City's Heritage," Herald Dispatch, 8-4-1995.
"Used To Be Folks Got In A Rut Before They Arrived There," Herald Dispatch, 4-24- 1989.
"Wayne County History Notes," Wayne County News, 4-14-1965.
"Wayne Co. Historical Facts Shown in 75 Year Old Directory," Wayne Co. News, 12-7- 1956.
"Wayne County Pioneer," Wayne County News, 10-1-1970.
"Wayne County Politician Milton Ferguson Dies at 92," Charleston Daily Mail, 4-3- 1995.

Wayne County Records on Microfilm

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