Place:Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States

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Wayne County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 52,822. Its county seat is Honesdale. Wayne County was formed from Northampton County on 21 May 1798 and was named for the Revolutionary War General Anthony Wayne.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1798 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1798 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1798 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1800 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1820 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
1800 2,562
1810 4,125
1820 4,127
1830 7,663
1840 11,848
1850 21,890
1860 32,239
1870 33,188
1880 33,513
1890 31,010
1900 30,171
1910 29,236
1920 27,435
1930 28,420
1940 29,934
1950 28,478
1960 28,237
1970 29,581
1980 35,237
1990 39,944

Research Tips

External links

  • Outstanding guide to Wayne County family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, censuses, wills, deeds, county histories, cemeteries, churches, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.
  • www.co.wayne.pa.us


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