Wayne County
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County History

Wayne County was formed in 1819 out of Edwards County.
It is named after Gen. "Mad Anthony" Wayne, an officer in the Revolutionary War and Northwest Indian War
The county seat is Fairfield, Illinois

Cities and Towns
Cisne ~ Fairfield ~ Golden Gate ~ Jeffersonville ~ Johnsonville
Keenes ~ Mill Shoals ~ Mount Erie ~ Sims ~ Wayne City

Wayne County Townships
Arrington ~ Barnhill ~ Bedford ~ Berry ~ Big Mound ~ Elm River ~ Four Mile
Garden Hill ~ Grover ~ Hickory Hill ~ Indian Prairie ~ Jasper ~ Keith
Lamard ~ Leech ~ Massilon ~ Mount Erie ~ Orchard ~ Orel ~ Zif

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County History

Family Bibles

Poor House Records

 School Records

Website Updates:
Jan 2015: Many new marriage announcements and obituaries from 1855-1875; Divorce notices

Dec 2014: Many new marriage announcements and obituaries from 1855-1875; Divorce notices
Nov 2014:  Many new marriage announcements and obituaries from 1864-68.  Div orce notices for MCNEELY, HOPKINS, LYONS, FOREAKER, BENNETT, GREEN, THOMAS, MATHEWS, GRIFFIN, MCDOWELL, SURRETT, MCNEELY, MATHEWS from 1864-68.
Sept 2014:  1891 gossip news
Oct 2013:  1883 Pensioners


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Surrounding Counties

[Clay] ~ [Edwards]
Jefferson] ~ [Hamilton]
Richland] ~ [White]
Fayette] ~ [Marion]

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