Place:Wayne, Kentucky, United States

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Wayne County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2010, the population was 20,813. Its county seat is Monticello. The county was named for Gen. Anthony Wayne. It is a prohibition or dry county.

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History

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Wayne County was formed December 13, 1800 from Pulaski and Cumberland Counties. It was the 43rd county and is named for General "Mad Anthony" Wayne, a hero of the American Revolution and the Northwest Indian War. Wayne's victory at the Battle of Fallen Timbers virtually ended the Indian threat against Kentucky settlers.

During the winter of 1861, an act was passed by the Confederate government of Kentucky to rename Wayne County to Zollicoffer County in honor of Felix Zollicoffer, who died at the Battle of Mill Springs.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1800 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1801 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1801 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1802 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1808 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1810 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1852 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1920 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1810 5,430
1820 7,951
1830 8,685
1840 7,399
1850 8,692
1860 10,259
1870 10,602
1880 12,512
1890 12,852
1900 14,892
1910 17,518
1920 16,208
1930 15,848
1940 17,204
1950 16,475
1960 14,700
1970 14,268
1980 17,022
1990 17,468

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