Wayne County



Wayne

Population 2010 Census: 1,413
Median Age: 38.8 years

Courthouse: Completed 1924; additions 1940 and 1970s
Architect: Milburn, Heister & Company; Levi J. Dean; Robert L. Brown


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Formed: 1842
Named: In honor of General Anthony Wayne, Revolutionary War hero
County Seat: Wayne
Land in Square Miles: 505.98
Population 2010 Census: 42,481
Persons per Square Mile 2010: 84.0

Primary Sources Online
Wayne County News, 1919-1927
1960 Presidential Campaign in Wayne County
President Johnson Launches War on Poverty, 1964
Marshall Plane Crash, 1970
Dedication of Brinkley Bridge, 1971

Gospel songwriter, 1983   (dialup)    (broadband)
The Cake House, 1984   (dialup)    (broadband)
Bill Preston of Kenova, 1984   (dialup)    (broadband)
Whittlers club, 1985   (dialup)    (broadband)

Civil War
Wayne County for the Union, 1861
Attack on Secessionists at Wayne Court House, 1861
From the Big Sandy, 1861
Governor's proclamation, 1862
A New State Meeting in Wayne County, 1863
Guerrillas In Wayne County, 1863
Act for the relief of William Nixon, 1863
Release of Charles and William Ferguson, 1863
Skirmish Near Wayne Court-House, 1864
A Raid, 1864
A Model Parole, 1864
A Guerrilla Murder, 1865
Wayne County Union Militia Letters, Folder 1
Wayne County Union Militia Letters, Folder 2
Wayne County Union Militia Letters, Folder 4
Wayne County Union Militia Letters, Folder 5
Wayne County Union Militia Letters, Folder 8
Wayne County Union Militia Letters, Folder 12
Wayne County Union Militia Letters, Folder 16
Wayne County Union Militia Letters, Folder 23
Wayne County Union Militia Letters, Folder 26
Wayne County Union Militia Letters, Folder 29
Wayne County Union Militia Letters, Folder 32
Wayne County Union Militia Letters, Folder 35
Wayne County Union Militia Letters, Folder 37
Biography of John B. Bowen

Photographs
Photographs of Schools in Wayne County

Secondary Sources Online
List of Wayne County Legislators
Buffalo Creek, Agricultural Extention Community History
East Lynn, Agricultural Extention Community History
Wayne, Agricultural Extention Community History

West Virginia Veterans Memorial Biographies
Elmer Adkins
Robert Harold Adkins
William Ora Artrip
Jesse Herbert Chaffin
Clyde Lex Lester
Omer Jessie Perdue
Wayne Sellards
Donald Webb



Teacher Resources

West Virginia Archives and History