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Guide to '''Wayne County, West Virginia ancestry, family history and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Wayne County, West Virginia ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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<center>{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized= January 18, 1842
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|county seat= Wayne
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|parent county= [[Cabell County, West Virginia Genealogy|Cabell]]<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), West Virginia.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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|county1= [[Boyd County, Kentucky Genealogy|Boyd (KY)]]
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|county2= [[Cabell County, West Virginia Genealogy|Cabell]]
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|county3= [[Lawrence County, Kentucky Genealogy|Lawrence (KY)]]
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|county4= [[Lawrence County, Ohio Genealogy|Lawrence (OH)]]
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|county5= [[Lincoln County, West Virginia Genealogy|Lincoln]]
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|county6= [[Martin County, Kentucky Genealogy|Martin (KY)]]
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|county7= [[Mingo County, West Virginia Genealogy|Mingo]]</br><center>[[Wayne County, West Virginia Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
{{Infobox U.S. County
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=== Description ===
| county = Wayne County
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[[Image:Anthony Wayne.JPG|thumb|right|130px|<center>Anthony Wayne</center>]]
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| state = West Virginia
 
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| founded year = 1842
 
| founded date = January 18
 
| seat wl = Wayne
 
| building image = Joseph S. Miller House at Kenova Wayne County WV.jpg
 
| building address = Wayne County Courthouse<br> 700 Hendricks Street<br>Wayne, WV 25570 <br>Phone: 304-272-6371<br>[http://www.waynecountywv.org/ '''Wayne County Website''']  
 
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== County Information ==
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The County was named for Anthony Wayne. The County is located in the southwest area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Wayne County, West Virginia" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne_County,_West_Virginia."</ref>
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==== Wayne County, West Virginia Record Dates ====
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{WV Courthouse Intro|Wayne}}
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'''Wayne County Courthouse'''<br> 700 Hendricks Street<br>Wayne, WV 25570 <br>Phone: 304-272-6371<br>[http://www.waynecountywv.org/countyclerk.php Wayne County Website]<br><br>
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County Clerk has birth and death records from 1853, marriage records from 1854, probate and land records.<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), West Virginia.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
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=== Wayne County, West Virginia Record Dates  ===
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{{WV Record Dates Intro|Wayne}}
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wayne County, West Virginia. Page 743-746 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 742-743.</ref></center>
<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
 
 
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Wayne County, West Virginia Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Wayne County, West Virginia Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Wayne County, West Virginia Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Wayne County, West Virginia Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Wayne County, West Virginia Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Wayne County, West Virginia Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Wayne County, West Virginia Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Wayne County, West Virginia Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Wayne County, West Virginia Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1842
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1917. General compliance by 1925. </center>
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=== Record Loss ===
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'''1921''' Fire burned the courthouse in 1921, but no records were lost.<br><Br>
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{WV Boundary Changes Intro|Wayne}}
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*'''1842'''--Wayne County was created 18 January 1842 from [[Cabell County, West Virginia Genealogy|Cabell]] County.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Wayne<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), West Virginia.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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For animated maps illustrating West Virginia county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/westvirginia/ "Rotating Formation West Virginia County Boundary Maps"] (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
County Clerk has birth and death records from 1853<br>Marriage records from 1854<br>Probate and Land Records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wayne County, West Virginia. Page 746 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{WV Populated Places Intro|Wayne}}For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://westvirginia.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,099,c,wayne.cfm Hometown Locator].
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The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Wayne County, West Virginia," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne_County,_West_Virginia, accessed 29 August 2018.</ref>
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{{populated places
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huntington,_West_Virginia Huntington (mostly in Cabell County)]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenova,_West_Virginia Kenova]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceredo,_West_Virginia Ceredo]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Gay,_West_Virginia Fort Gay]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne,_West_Virginia Wayne (county seat)]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ardel,_West_Virginia Ardel]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armilda,_West_Virginia Armilda]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bethesda,_West_Virginia Bethesda]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Booton,_West_Virginia Booton]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowen,_West_Virginia Bowen]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brabant,_West_Virginia Brabant]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo_Creek,_West_Virginia Buffalo Creek]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centerville,_Wayne_County,_West_Virginia Centerville]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coleman,_West_Virginia Coleman]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cove_Gap,_West_Virginia Cove Gap]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crockett,_West_Virginia Crockett]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyrus,_West_Virginia Cyrus]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dickson,_West_Virginia Dickson]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doane,_West_Virginia Doane]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunlow,_West_Virginia Dunlow]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Lynn,_West_Virginia East Lynn]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Echo,_West_Virginia Echo]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effie,_West_Virginia Effie]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elmwood,_West_Virginia Elmwood]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferguson,_West_Virginia Ferguson]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fleming,_West_Virginia Fleming]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genoa,_West_Virginia Genoa]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilkerson,_West_Virginia Gilkerson]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girard,_West_Virginia Girard]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenhayes,_West_Virginia Glenhayes]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grandview_Gardens,_West_Virginia Grandview Gardens]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hidden_Valley,_West_Virginia Hidden Valley]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hubbardstown,_West_Virginia Hubbardstown]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mineral_Springs,_West_Virginia Mineral Springs]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missouri_Branch,_West_Virginia Missouri Branch]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neal,_West_Virginia Neal]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nestlow,_West_Virginia Nestlow]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oakview_Heights,_West_Virginia Oakview Heights]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quaker,_West_Virginia Quaker]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radnor,_West_Virginia Radnor]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saltpetre,_West_Virginia Saltpetre]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoals,_West_Virginia Shoals]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidney,_West_Virginia Sidney]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stepptown,_West_Virginia Stepptown]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stiltner,_West_Virginia Stiltner (defunct)]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stonecoal,_West_Virginia Stonecoal]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweet_Run,_West_Virginia Sweet Run]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tripp,_West_Virginia Tripp]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Webb,_West_Virginia Webb]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westmoreland,_West_Virginia Westmoreland]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilsondale,_West_Virginia Wilsondale]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winslow,_West_Virginia Winslow]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crum,_West_Virginia Crum]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lavalette,_West_Virginia Lavalette]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prichard,_West_Virginia Prichard]</div>
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== History ==
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{WV Historical Timeline Intro|Wayne}}
  
[[Image:Anthony Wayne.JPG|thumb|right|130px|Anthony Wayne]]
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== Resources ==
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{{WV Resources Intro|Wayne}}
  
The county is named after Revolutionary War General [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Wayne "Mad" Anthony Wayne] (1745-1796).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Wayne "Anthony Wayne,"] Wikipedia.</ref>
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{WV Bible Intro|Wayne}}
  
==== Parent County ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{WV Biographies Intro|Wayne}}
  
'''1842'''--Wayne County was created 18 January 1842 from [[Cabell County, West Virginia|Cabell]] County.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Wayne <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{WV Business Records Intro|Wayne}}
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{WV Cemeteries Intro|Wayne}}
  
For animated maps illustrating West Virginia county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/westvirginia/ "Rotating Formation West Virginia County Boundary Maps"] (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvwayne/cemeteries.html WVGenWeb]
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* [http://usgwarchives.net/wv/wayne/cemetery.htm WVGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/westvirg/wayne.htm WVTombstone Project]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/wv/wayne.htm Interment]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bdeath_place%3A%22Wayne%20County%20West%20Virginia%22~&collection_id=2026973 Billion Graves Index at FamilySearch]
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* {{FHL|648974|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Wayne+West+Virginia&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/West-Virginia/Wayne-County?id=county_3113 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=393684&reqParentsLabel=Wayne%2C%20West%20Virginia%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypes=20&reqTypeLabel=Cemetery FamilySearch Places]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[West Virginia Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Census Records ===
'''1921''' Fire burned the courthouse in 1921, but no records were lost.
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne_County%2C_West_Virginia "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1850|4760
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|1860|6747
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|1870|7852
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|1880|14739
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|1890|18652
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|1900|23619
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|1910|24081
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|1920|26012
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|1930|31206
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|1940|35566
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|1950|38696
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|1960|38977
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|1970|37581
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|1980|46021
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|1990|41636
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|2000|42903
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|2010|42481
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== Places / Localities  ==
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{{WV Census Intro|Wayne}}
  
[[Image:Wvwayne.jpg|thumb|right|180px|<center>Wayne Count</center>]]
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=== Church Records ===
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{{WV Church Intro|Wayne}}
  
==== Populated Places ====
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'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=393684&reqParentsLabel=Wayne%2C%20West%20Virginia%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]''' <br>
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{WV Court Intro|Wayne}}
  
*[[Boyd County, Kentucky Genealogy|Boyd County, Kentucky]]
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=== Directories ===
*[[Cabell County, West Virginia|Cabell]]
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{{WV Directories Intro|Wayne}}
*[[Lawrence County, Kentucky Genealogy|Lawrence County, Kentucky]]
 
*[[Lawrence County, Ohio Genealogy|Lawrence County, Ohio]]
 
*[[Lincoln County, West Virginia|Lincoln]]
 
*[[Martin County, Kentucky Genealogy|Martin County, Kentucky]]
 
*[[Mingo County, West Virginia|Mingo]]
 
 
 
== Resources  ==
 
 
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
 
 
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=3113 Findagrave.com]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvwayne/cemeteries.html WVGenWeb]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Wayne+West+Virginia&qt=results_page WorldCat]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=West%20Virginia&county=Wayne&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/wv/wayne/cemetery.htm WVGenWeb Archives]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/westvirg/wayne.htm WVTombstone Project]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/wv/wayne.htm Interment]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=23097&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=179&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
 
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*[http://www.civilwaralbum.com/misc10/queens_ridge_cem1.htm Queen's Ridge Cemetery<span id="1334695455311E" style="display: none">&nbsp;</span>]
 
*[http://www.morrisfuneralhome.com/fh/home/home.cfm?fh_id=10349 Morris Funeral Home]
 
*[https://www.raogk.org/westvirginia-genealogy/wv-cemetery-records/ Random Acts] WV Cemetery Records Research Guide
 
  
==== '''Census''' ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{WV Emigration Intro|Wayne}}
  
{{WVcensus}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{WV Ethnic Groups Intro|Wayne}}
  
====Church ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{WV Funeral Homes Intro|Wayne}}
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*[https://www.morrisfuneralhome.com/ Morris Funeral Home]
  
==== Court ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{WV Genealogies Intro|Wayne}}
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{WV Guardianship Intro|Wayne}}
  
Wayne County, [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvwayne/documents.html#Deeds/Land Transactions West Virginia Deeds]
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{WV Land Intro|Wayne}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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*Wayne County, [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvwayne/documents.html#Deeds/Land Transactions West Virginia Deeds]
  
''West Virginia Archives''
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{WV Histories Intro|Wayne}}
  
''A Brief History of Buffalo Creek Community, Wayne County ,West Virginia''. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1925. (On-line version)<br>Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: B78.<br>Comstock, Jim. ''Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia. Richwood, West Virginia'', Jim Comstock, 1973.<br>975.4003 H259 v.7.<br>Darby, Erasmus Foster. ''App Queen Day: Being an Eyewitness Account of How This Great Schoolmaster is Honored Each Year in Wayne County, West Virginia.'' Chillicothe, Ohio, Dave Webb, 1955.<br>398.22 D24a Pam.<br>_________________. ''Spot the Great Red Nosed Hound of Sugar Tree Hollow''. Chillicothe, Ohio, Dave Webb, 1954. 636.7 D34s Pam.<br>Kirby, Wesley D. ''History of Wayne Community Wayne County West Virginia''. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1926. (On-line version)<br>Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: K5.&nbsp;<br>McClintic, Elizabeth Knight. ''Ceredo: An Experiment in Colonization''. s. l., n. p., 1937. 917.5447 M126.&nbsp;<br>Osborn, Lucian W. ''History of East Lynn Community Wayne County West Virginia''. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1927. (On-line version)Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: O8.<br>''A Pictorial History of Wayne County. Kenova, West Virginia, Wayne County Historical Publications Inc.'', 1988. 975.447 W359p.<br>Taylor, Mildred. ''History of Wayne County, West Virginia. Wayne, West Virginia,'' n. p., 1963. 975.447 T244.<br>Thomas C. W.''History of Ceredo and Kenova''. s. l., n. p., @1958.&nbsp; 975.447 T482 Pam.<br>Varney, Carl E. ''Birch Bark and Sassafras Tea''. Crum, West Virginia, @1976. 917.5447 V318.<br>Williams, John Alexander. "A Note and Documents on the Wayne County Shooting Incident During the Election Campaign of 1894." West Virginia History, Charleston, West Virginia, Department of Archives and History, 1971-72.&nbsp; Arc 1. 4:33.
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''West Virginia Archives''
  
==== Maps  ====
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''A Brief History of Buffalo Creek Community, Wayne County ,West Virginia''. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1925. (On-line version)<br>Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: B78.<br>Comstock, Jim. ''Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia. Richwood, West Virginia'', Jim Comstock, 1973.<br>975.4003 H259 v.7.<br>Darby, Erasmus Foster. ''App Queen Day: Being an Eyewitness Account of How This Great Schoolmaster is Honored Each Year in Wayne County, West Virginia.'' Chillicothe, Ohio, Dave Webb, 1955.<br>398.22 D24a Pam.<br>_________________. ''Spot the Great Red Nosed Hound of Sugar Tree Hollow''. Chillicothe, Ohio, Dave Webb, 1954. 636.7 D34s Pam.<br>Kirby, Wesley D. ''History of Wayne Community Wayne County West Virginia''. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1926. (On-line version)<br>Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: K5. <br>McClintic, Elizabeth Knight. ''Ceredo: An Experiment in Colonization''. s. l., n. p., 1937. 917.5447 M126. <br>Osborn, Lucian W. ''History of East Lynn Community Wayne County West Virginia''. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1927. (On-line version)Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: O8.<br>''A Pictorial History of Wayne County. Kenova, West Virginia, Wayne County Historical Publications Inc.'', 1988. 975.447 W359p.<br>Taylor, Mildred. ''History of Wayne County, West Virginia. Wayne, West Virginia,'' n. p., 1963. 975.447 T244.<br>Thomas C. W.''History of Ceredo and Kenova''. s. l., n. p., @1958.975.447 T482 Pam.<br>Varney, Carl E. ''Birch Bark and Sassafras Tea''. Crum, West Virginia, @1976. 917.5447 V318.<br>Williams, John Alexander. "A Note and Documents on the Wayne County Shooting Incident During the Election Campaign of 1894." West Virginia History, Charleston, West Virginia, Department of Archives and History, 1971-72.Arc 1. 4:33.
  
*[http://www.mapofus.org/westvirginia/ Maps of West Virginia (1617-1995)]  
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
*[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm 1850 Map of Virginia and West Virginia]  
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{{WV Maps Intro|Wayne}}
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{{WV Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{WV Wayne County}}}}
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=393684&reqParentsLabel=Wayne%2C%20West%20Virginia%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=8&reqTypeLabel=Cities%20and%20Towns FamilySearch Places]:Cities and Towns- [[FamilySearch Places|How to Use FS Places]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/westvirginia/ Maps of West Virginia (1617-1995)]
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*[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm 1850 Map of Virginia and West Virginia]
 
*[http://maps.google.com/maps?rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=&safe=active&q=Wayne+County,+West+Virginia&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x8845edb9a84b57bd:0x1bf116135bcabf81,Wayne,+WV&gl=us&ei=cNSNT4__JKmjiAKVvdCDCA&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=3&ved=0CEoQ8gEwAg Wayne County, West Virginia Map]
 
*[http://maps.google.com/maps?rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=&safe=active&q=Wayne+County,+West+Virginia&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x8845edb9a84b57bd:0x1bf116135bcabf81,Wayne,+WV&gl=us&ei=cNSNT4__JKmjiAKVvdCDCA&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=3&ved=0CEoQ8gEwAg Wayne County, West Virginia Map]
  
==== Military ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{WV Migration Intro|Wayne}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{WV Military Intro|Wayne}}
  
===== Civil War =====
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==== Civil War ====
{{VAciv}}  
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{{WV Civil War Intro|Wayne}}
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{{WV Civil War Regiments|Wayne}}<br>
 
'''''Union'''''
 
'''''Union'''''
  
 
:- [[1st Regiment, West Virginia Light Artillery|1st Regiment, West Virginia Light Artillery]], Battery B Light Artillery.
 
:- [[1st Regiment, West Virginia Light Artillery|1st Regiment, West Virginia Light Artillery]], Battery B Light Artillery.
  
'''''Confederate'''''  
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'''''Confederate'''''
  
:- [[1st Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)|1st Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)]]. Companies A, C, and G.  
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:- [[1st Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)|1st Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)]]. Companies A, C, and G.
:- [[2nd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)|2nd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)]]. Company H.  
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)|2nd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)]]. Company H.
:- [[4th Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate)|4th Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate)]]. Company G.<ref>[http://www.ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/virginia_state_line_organ.html The Virginia State Line: Organizational Structure of the Virginia State Line], ''Ranger95.com,'' accessed 11 June 2012.</ref>  
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:- [[4th Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate)|4th Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate)]]. Company G.<ref>[http://www.ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/virginia_state_line_organ.html The Virginia State Line: Organizational Structure of the Virginia State Line], ''Ranger95.com,'' accessed 11 June 2012.</ref>
:- [[8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company K (Fairview Rifle Guards aka Sandy Rangers).<ref>Jack L. Dickinson, ''8th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1986). {{FHL|498421|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 25}}.</ref>  
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:- [[8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company K (Fairview Rifle Guards aka Sandy Rangers).<ref>Jack L. Dickinson, ''8th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1986). {{FHL|498421|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 25}}.</ref>
:- [[16th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|16th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Companies E, G, and H.<ref>Jack L. Dickinson, ''16th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1989). {{FHL|540327|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 60}}.</ref>  
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:- [[16th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|16th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Companies E, G, and H.<ref>Jack L. Dickinson, ''16th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1989). {{FHL|540327|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 60}}.</ref>
:- [[34th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Witcher's Battalion, Virginia Mounted Rifles) (Confederate)|34th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Witcher's Battalion, Virginia Mounted Rifles) (Confederate)]]. Company A (Witcher's Company Virginia Mounted Rifles).<ref>Scott C. Cole, ''34th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1993). {{FHL|676842|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 94}}.</ref>  
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:- [[34th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Witcher's Battalion, Virginia Mounted Rifles) (Confederate)|34th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Witcher's Battalion, Virginia Mounted Rifles) (Confederate)]]. Company A (Witcher's Company Virginia Mounted Rifles).<ref>Scott C. Cole, ''34th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1993). {{FHL|676842|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 94}}.</ref>
 
:- [[45th Battalion, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|45th Battalion, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company F (K).<ref>Jeffrey C. Weaver, ''45th Battalion Virginia Infantry, Smith and Count's Battalions of Partisan Rangers'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). {{FHL|706298|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 102}}.</ref>
 
:- [[45th Battalion, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|45th Battalion, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company F (K).<ref>Jeffrey C. Weaver, ''45th Battalion Virginia Infantry, Smith and Count's Battalions of Partisan Rangers'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). {{FHL|706298|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 102}}.</ref>
  
''Records and histories are available, including:''  
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''Records and histories are available, including:''
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvwayne/civilwar.htm Wayne County, West Virginia Civil War]
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*'''1861-1865''' {{RecordSearch|1932429|West Virginia Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index - [[West Virginia Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
*'''1861 - 1865''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932429Naturalization West Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865]
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*'''1861-1865''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
*'''1861 - 1865''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861-1865''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
*'''1861 - 1865''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)  
 
 
*[http://glengallagher.com/8thva.htm 8th Virginia Calvary]
 
*[http://glengallagher.com/8thva.htm 8th Virginia Calvary]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvwayne/civilwar.htm Wayne County, West Virginia Civil War]
  
==== Naturalization  ====
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==== World War II ====
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*'''1940-1945''' - {{RecordSearch|2659405|West Virginia, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images - [[West Virginia, World War II Draft Registration Cards - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
*'''1814 - 1991''' - {{RecordSearch|1909003|West Virginia Naturalization Records, 1814-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{WV Naturalization Intro|Wayne}}
  
==== Newspapers ====
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*'''1814-1991''' {{RecordSearch|1909003|West Virginia Naturalization Records, 1814-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images - [[West Virginia Naturalization Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Newspapers ===
'''Online Probate Records'''
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{{WV Newspapers Intro|Wayne}}
  
*'''1724 - 1978''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9087 West Virginia Wills and Probate Records 1724-1978] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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=== Obituaries ===
*'''1756 - 1971''' {{RecordSearch|1909099|West Virginia Will Books 1756-1971}} at [https:/familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index and images
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{{WV Obituaries Intro|Wayne}}
  
Wayne County, West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F14030645%3Fcc%3D1909099 Will Books 1843 - 1968]
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=== Other Records ===
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{{WV Other Records Intro|Wayne}}
  
West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909099 Will Books]
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{WV Periodicals Intro|Wayne}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{WV Probate Intro|Wayne}}
  
===== Online West Virginia Tax site  =====
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'''Online Probate Records'''
  
West Virginia real and personal property tax records are managed by the County Assessor in each county. Land and land improvements are considered real property while mobile property is classified as personal property.  
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*'''1724-1978''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9087 West Virginia Wills and Probate Records 1724-1978] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index and images $
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*'''1756-1971''' {{RecordSearch|1909099|West Virginia Will Books 1756-1971}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images - [[West Virginia Will Books - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
Many County Assessors offer an online searchable database, where assessment record searches can be performed by name, account number, year, or mp/parcel number. Where online records are not available, requests for records can be made to the Assessment Office in person, by phone, or in writing.  
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=== School Records ===
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{{WV Schools Intro|Wayne}}
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===Social Security Records===
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*'''1935-2014''' {{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[United States Social Security Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]]; index. ''Also at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3693/ Ancestry], [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/social-security-death-index findmypast], [https://www.fold3.com/title/830/ Fold3], [https://www.genealogybank.com/explore/ssdi/all GenealogyBank], [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10002/us-social-security-death-index-ssdi?s=270606331 MyHeritage], and [https://stevemorse.org/ssdi/ssdi.html Steve Morse].'' [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Death Index (SSDI)|Click here for more information]].
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*'''1936-2007''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60901/ U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry ($)] — index, [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Applications and Claims Index|click here for more information]].
  
The search for tax information can start [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/West-Virginia-Assessor-and-Property-Tax-Records.htm here]
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{WV Tax Intro|Wayne}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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West Virginia real and personal property tax records are managed by the County Assessor in each county. Land and land improvements are considered real property while mobile property is classified as personal property.
  
*{{WVvital}}. Includes marriages 1854-1862, 1865-1970 - free.
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Many County Assessors offer an online searchable database, where assessment record searches can be performed by name, account number, year, or mp/parcel number. Where online records are not available, requests for records can be made to the Assessment Office in person, by phone, or in writing.
  
=====Birth=====
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The search for tax information can start [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/West-Virginia-Assessor-and-Property-Tax-Records.htm here]
  
===== Marriage  =====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{WV Vital Intro|Wayne}}
  
*'''1853-1863''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4498 Virginia Marriages 1853-1863] (Ancestry) ($).
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*[http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_select.aspx West Virginia Vital Records, 1865-1969 (varies)] - Includes birth, death, and marriage.
  
=====Death=====
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==== Birth ====
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{{WV Birth Intro|Wayne}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Marriage ====
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{{WV Marriage Intro|Wayne}}
  
See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/wv-society-archive/ West Virginia Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]  
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*'''1780-1970''' - {{RecordSearch|1408729|West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index - [[West Virginia, County Marriage Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''1801-1962''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=washington%2cwa West Virginia, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
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*'''1853-1863'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4498 Virginia Marriages 1853-1863] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] ($).
  
==== Historical Societies  ====
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==== Death ====
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{{WV Death Intro|Wayne}}
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*'''1804-1999''' - {{RecordSearch|1417434|West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index - [[West Virginia Deaths - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
'''&nbsp;''' [http://www.wcpl.lib.wv.us/wayne.html Wayne County, West Virginia Public Library]
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==== Divorce ====
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{{WV Divorce Intro|Wayne}}
  
[http://www.wcpl.lib.wv.us/ck.html Ceredo-Kenova Memorial Public Library]
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{WV Research Facilities Intro|Wayne}}
  
[http://www.wcpl.lib.wv.us/fg.html Fort Gay Public Library]
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=== Archives ===
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{{WV Archives Intro|Wayne}}
  
[http://wcghs.com/ Wayne County Geenalgoical and Historical Society]
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
'''Cabell - Wayne County Historical Society''' PO Box 9412 Huntinton, WV 25704<br>  
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*[[Huntington West Virginia Family History Center|Huntington West Virginia Family History Center]]<br>
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*[[Introduction to Family History Centers]]
  
KYOWVA Genealogical Society P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box 1254 Huntington, WV 25715
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=== Libraries ===
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{{WV Libraries Intro|Wayne}}
  
Kentucky Ohio West Virginia Genealogical Society
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*[http://www.wcpl.lib.wv.us/wayne.html Wayne County, West Virginia Public Library]<br>
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*[http://www.wcpl.lib.wv.us/ck.html Ceredo-Kenova Memorial Public Library]<br>
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*[http://www.wcpl.lib.wv.us/fg.html Fort Gay Public Library]
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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=== Museums ===
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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{{WV Museums Intro|Wayne}}
  
*[[Huntington West Virginia Family History Center|Huntington West Virginia Family History&nbsp;Center&nbsp;]]
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== Societies ==
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{WV Societies Intro|Wayne}}
  
== Websites  ==
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*[http://wcghs.com/ Wayne County Genealgoical and Historical Society]<br>
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*'''Cabell - Wayne County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 9412<br>Huntington, WV 25704<br>
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*KYOWVA Genealogical Society<br>P O Box 1254<br> Huntington, WV 25715<br>
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*Kentucky Ohio West Virginia Genealogical Society
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/wayne-county/ Wayne County, WV History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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== Websites ==
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110408161286760143574 West Virginia Genealogy Network Community on Google+]  
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{{WV Websites Intro|Wayne}}
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/237878546240605/ West Virginia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvwayne/communities.html Wayne County, West Virginia Communities]  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/wayne-county/ Wayne County, WV History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne_County,_West_Virginia Wayne County, West Virginia Wikipedia]  
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/237878546240605/ West Virginia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Wayne|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvwayne/communities.html Wayne County, West Virginia Communities]
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv CYNDI'S List West Virginia] <br>
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne_County,_West_Virginia Wayne County, West Virginia Wikipedia]
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv CYNDI'S List West Virginia]
 
*Wayne County, [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvwayne/bios.html West Virginia Biographies]
 
*Wayne County, [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvwayne/bios.html West Virginia Biographies]
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|190168|West%20Virginia|Wayne}} - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
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{{WV Research Guides Intro|Wayne}}
  
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Latest revision as of 14:08, 19 August 2020

[link title]

Guide to Wayne County, West Virginia ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

County Facts
County seat: Wayne
Organized: January 18, 1842
Parent County(s): Cabell[1]
Neighboring Counties
Boyd (KY)  • Cabell  • Lawrence (KY)  • Lawrence (OH)  • Lincoln  • Martin (KY)  • Mingo
See County Maps
Courthouse
Joseph S. Miller House at Kenova Wayne County WV.jpg
Location Map
Wv-wayne.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Anthony Wayne

The County was named for Anthony Wayne. The County is located in the southwest area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Wayne County Courthouse
700 Hendricks Street
Wayne, WV 25570
Phone: 304-272-6371
Wayne County Website

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1853, marriage records from 1854, probate and land records.[3]

Wayne County, West Virginia Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1853 1854 1853 1842 1842 1843 1870
Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1917. General compliance by 1925.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

1921 Fire burned the courthouse in 1921, but no records were lost.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1842--Wayne County was created 18 January 1842 from Cabell County.
  • County seat: Wayne[5]

For animated maps illustrating West Virginia county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation West Virginia County Boundary Maps" (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit Hometown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[6]

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Wayne County, West Virginia online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See West Virginia Cemeteries for more information

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1850 4,760
1860 6,747 41.7%
1870 7,852 16.4%
1880 14,739 87.7%
1890 18,652 26.5%
1900 23,619 26.6%
1910 24,081 2.0%
1920 26,012 8.0%
1930 31,206 20.0%
1940 35,566 14.0%
1950 38,696 8.8%
1960 38,977 0.7%
1970 37,581 −3.6%
1980 46,021 22.5%
1990 41,636 −9.5%
2000 42,903 3.0%
2010 42,481 −1.0%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

For tips on accessing Wayne census records online, see: West Virginia Census.

Church Records[edit | edit source]


List of Churches and Church Parishes

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See West Virginia Land and Property for additional information about early West Virginia land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Wayne County, West Virginia Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section West Virginia Local Histories.

West Virginia Archives

A Brief History of Buffalo Creek Community, Wayne County ,West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1925. (On-line version)
Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: B78.
Comstock, Jim. Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia. Richwood, West Virginia, Jim Comstock, 1973.
975.4003 H259 v.7.
Darby, Erasmus Foster. App Queen Day: Being an Eyewitness Account of How This Great Schoolmaster is Honored Each Year in Wayne County, West Virginia. Chillicothe, Ohio, Dave Webb, 1955.
398.22 D24a Pam.
_________________. Spot the Great Red Nosed Hound of Sugar Tree Hollow. Chillicothe, Ohio, Dave Webb, 1954. 636.7 D34s Pam.
Kirby, Wesley D. History of Wayne Community Wayne County West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1926. (On-line version)
Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: K5.
McClintic, Elizabeth Knight. Ceredo: An Experiment in Colonization. s. l., n. p., 1937. 917.5447 M126.
Osborn, Lucian W. History of East Lynn Community Wayne County West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1927. (On-line version)Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: O8.
A Pictorial History of Wayne County. Kenova, West Virginia, Wayne County Historical Publications Inc., 1988. 975.447 W359p.
Taylor, Mildred. History of Wayne County, West Virginia. Wayne, West Virginia, n. p., 1963. 975.447 T244.
Thomas C. W.History of Ceredo and Kenova. s. l., n. p., @1958.975.447 T482 Pam.
Varney, Carl E. Birch Bark and Sassafras Tea. Crum, West Virginia, @1976. 917.5447 V318.
Williams, John Alexander. "A Note and Documents on the Wayne County Shooting Incident During the Election Campaign of 1894." West Virginia History, Charleston, West Virginia, Department of Archives and History, 1971-72.Arc 1. 4:33.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Regiments. Service men in Wayne served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Wayne County:
Union

- 1st Regiment, West Virginia Light Artillery, Battery B Light Artillery.

Confederate

- 1st Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate). Companies A, C, and G.
- 2nd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate). Company H.
- 4th Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate). Company G.[7]
- 8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company K (Fairview Rifle Guards aka Sandy Rangers).[8]
- 16th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Companies E, G, and H.[9]
- 34th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Witcher's Battalion, Virginia Mounted Rifles) (Confederate). Company A (Witcher's Company Virginia Mounted Rifles).[10]
- 45th Battalion, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company F (K).[11]

Records and histories are available, including:

World War II[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Online Probate Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Social Security Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

West Virginia real and personal property tax records are managed by the County Assessor in each county. Land and land improvements are considered real property while mobile property is classified as personal property.

Many County Assessors offer an online searchable database, where assessment record searches can be performed by name, account number, year, or mp/parcel number. Where online records are not available, requests for records can be made to the Assessment Office in person, by phone, or in writing.

The search for tax information can start here

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Listed below are archives in Wayne County. For state-wide archival repositories, see West Virginia Archives and Libraries.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Listed below are libraries in Wayne County. For state-wide library facilities, see West Virginia Archives and Libraries.

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in Wayne County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see West Virginia Societies.

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), West Virginia.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Wayne County, West Virginia" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne_County,_West_Virginia."
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), West Virginia.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wayne County, West Virginia. Page 743-746 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 742-743.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), West Virginia.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Wayne County, West Virginia," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne_County,_West_Virginia, accessed 29 August 2018.
  7. The Virginia State Line: Organizational Structure of the Virginia State Line, Ranger95.com, accessed 11 June 2012.
  8. Jack L. Dickinson, 8th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1986). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 25.
  9. Jack L. Dickinson, 16th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1989). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 60.
  10. Scott C. Cole, 34th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1993). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 94.
  11. Jeffrey C. Weaver, 45th Battalion Virginia Infantry, Smith and Count's Battalions of Partisan Rangers (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 102.