Place:Wayne, North Carolina, United States

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NameWayne
Alt namesWaynesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates35.367°N 78°W
Located inNorth Carolina, United States     (1779 - )
See alsoWilson, North Carolina, 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 a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 122,623. Its county seat is Goldsboro and it is home to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. It is included in the Goldsboro, North Carolina, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

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Prior to 1730, Native Americans were the only known occupants of the territory now known as Wayne county. Settlers trickled into the territory, but there was no general movement of immigration until after 1750. Wayne County was established on November 2, 1779 from the western part of Dobbs County. It was named for "Mad Anthony" Wayne, a general in the American Revolutionary War. The act, establishing the County, provided the first court should be held at the home of Josiah Sasser at which time the justices were to decide on a place for all subsequent courts until a courthouse could be erected. By 1782 the commissioners were named. In 1787 an act was passed establishing Waynesborough on the west side of the Neuse River on the land of Doctor Andrew Bass where the courthouse now stands.[1]

In 1855 parts of Wayne County, Edgecombe County, Johnston County, and Nash County were combined to form Wilson County.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1779 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1780 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1782 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1786 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1790 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1913 Birth 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
1790 6,133
1800 6,772
1810 8,687
1820 9,040
1830 10,331
1840 10,891
1850 13,486
1860 14,905
1870 18,144
1880 24,951
1890 26,100
1900 31,356
1910 35,698
1920 43,640
1930 53,013
1940 58,328
1950 64,267
1960 82,059
1970 85,408
1980 97,054
1990 104,666

Research Tips

External links

www.waynegov.com

Wayne County. Twelve North Carolina Counties in 1810-1811. North Carolina Historical Review VI

History of Wayne county. Address by Judge Frank A. Daniels, at opening of Wayne county's new court house, November 30, 1914. Exercises incident to the occasion


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