Place:Wayne, Michigan, United States

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NameWayne
Alt namesWaynesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates42.25°N 83.283°W
Located inMichigan, United States     (1796 - )
See alsoWashtenaw, Michigan, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
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Wayne County is the most populous county in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,820,584, making it the 18th most-populous county in the United States. The county seat is Detroit, the largest city in Michigan.[1]

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History

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Wayne County was one of the first counties formed when the Northwest Territory was organized. It was named for the American general "Mad Anthony" Wayne. It originally encompassed the entire area of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, as well as small sections that are now part of northern Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. By proclamation of the Territorial Secretary and Acting Governor, Winthrop Sargent, on August 15, 1796, the boundaries of Wayne County were declared to begin at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River then west to Fort Wayne, then to the southernmost point of Lake Michigan and along the western shore north to the territorial boundary in Lake Superior and then along the territorial boundary through Lake Huron, Lake St. Clair, and Lake Erie back to the starting point.

On January 14, 1803, the Governor of Indiana Territory, William Henry Harrison, issued a similar proclamation defining the boundaries as beginning at a point where an east and west line passing through the southernmost extreme of Lake Michigan would intersect a north and south line, passing through the westernmost extreme of the lake, then north to the territorial boundary, then along said boundary line to a point where an east and west line passing through the southerly extreme of Lake Michigan would intersect the same, then along this last mentioned line to the place of beginning. This boundary would include Chicago, Illinois and a sizable strip of Wisconsin along Lake Michigan.

These boundaries would be adjusted as Indiana and Illinois became states and as other counties were formed within Michigan Territory.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1796 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1803 Land 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
1818 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1830 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1842 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1867 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1897 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1800 3,206
1810 2,227
1820 3,574
1830 6,781
1840 24,173
1850 42,756
1860 75,547
1870 119,038
1880 166,444
1890 257,114
1900 348,793
1910 531,591
1920 1,177,645
1930 1,888,946
1940 2,015,623
1950 2,435,235
1960 2,666,297
1970 2,666,751
1980 2,337,891
1990 2,111,687

Note: Total for 1800 comprises population reported for Wayne County, Northwest Territory (which may have included some persons in present-day northern Ohio), and for Machilamackanack, Indiana Territory (251 persons and 300 "boatmen from Canada, &c."). Total for 1820 excludes population (1,444) of Brown and Crawford Counties, and total for 1830 excludes population (3,635) of Brown, Crawford, and Iowa Counties, all enumerated in what is now Wisconsin. Total for 1890 includes 1 Indian in prison, not reported by county.. The 1810 census was reported in terms of four Civil Districts of a single Wayne County: Michilimackinac, Detroit, Erie, and Huron. The 1810 population shown in the table for Mackinac County is that reported for Michilimackinac Civil District, for Macomb County that reported for Huron Civil District, for Monroe County that reported for Erie Civil District, and for Wayne County that reported for Detroit Civil District.

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External links

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