Place:Wayne, Wayne, West Virginia, United States

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NameWayne
TypeTown
Coordinates38.228°N 82.441°W
Located inWayne, West Virginia, United States     (1842 - )
Also located inCabell, West Virginia, United States     (1809 - 1842)
Kanawha, West Virginia, United States     (1788 - 1809)
Montgomery, Virginia, United States     (1776 - 1788)
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Wayne is a town in Wayne County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 1,413 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Wayne County. Wayne is a part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2000 census, the MSA had a population of 288,649.

Wayne was established in 1842, by the same act of the Virginia General Assembly that created Wayne County. The county was named for General "Mad Anthony" Wayne. The town was initially known by the name "Trout's Hill," after Abraham Trout, who donated the land upon which the county's courthouse was built. The Wayne Courthouse Post Office was established in 1842 also. The town was known simultaneously as Trout's Hill and Wayne Courthouse for many years. The town was incorporated in 1860 and 1882 as Fairview, but was still commonly known as Wayne Courthouse. The population in 1882 was 157. In 1890, the Norfolk & Western Railroad was constructed up Twelve Pole Creek. The railroad placed the name "Wayne" on its schedule and the name caught on. The name was officially changed to Wayne in 1911.

1st Name 2nd Name 3rd Name 4th Name
Trout's Hill Wayne Court House Fairview Wayne
1842-ca 1860 1842–1892 1860–1892 1892–present
Population 1882 1890 1910 1946 1947 1979 2000 2010
157 361 884 abt 800 abt 1000 abt 1500 1105 1413

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