Place:Wayne, West Virginia, United States

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Wayne County is the westernmost county in the state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 42,481. Its county seat is Wayne. The county was founded in 1842 and named for General "Mad" Anthony Wayne.

Wayne County is part of the Huntington-Ashland-Ironton metropolitan area, which had a 2010 population of 287,702

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1842 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1842 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1842 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1843 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1850 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1853 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1853 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1863 Effective date for move from Virginia to West Virginia Source:Wikipedia

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1850 4,760
1860 6,747
1870 7,852
1880 14,739
1890 18,652
1900 23,619
1910 24,081
1920 26,012
1930 31,206
1940 35,566
1950 38,696
1960 38,977
1970 37,581
1980 46,021
1990 41,636

Note: Wayne County's 1850-60 census boundaries were virtually the same as those of 1880-1990.

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