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 Wayne County, Georgia   
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This County is available for adoption.

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Seventy years after General James Oglethorpe settled the colony of Georgia and 27 years after that colony became one of the 13 original states, Wayne County came into being. It was created by an Act of the Legislature in 1803 after the Wilkinson Treaty was signed with the Creek Indians on January 16, 1802, which ceded part of the Tallassee Country and part of the lands within the forks of the Oconee and Ocmulgee Rivers to the United States.

The county was named for Mad Anthony Wayne whose military career had made him a well known hero. When he surprised the British garrison at Stony Point on July 15, 1779, he acquired the nickname “Mad” Anthony. From one siege to another, he was a vital member of General George Washington’s staff serving well under General Nathaniel Greene and coming to Georgia in 1781 in his service during the American Revolution.

The county seat is Jesup, Georgia

Cities and towns
Mt. Pleasant

Former towns
Waynesville (There is another community named Waynesville in Brantley County, Georgia.)
Fort Barrington

Online Data





Church Histories/Records

County Records

Court Records


Family Bibles




Newspaper Data



Wills/Legal Records 

Website Updates:

February 2014: Crime News; CARTER - Transcribed by Tam Inman

December 2013: Court Records: Old Bond Book H
October 2013: Bio: CLAREY, CLARK - Transcribed by LA Bauer
August 2013: Vietnam War Casualties
June 2013: Screven - Transcribed by Kristen Bisanz
Bios for BELL -Transcribed by LA Bauer

May 2013: Waynesville, Wayne County  - Transcribed by Kristen Bisanz

April 2013: Bio for TUTEN - Transcribed by Kristen Bisanz
Township Histories : Winslow (railroad name Grangerville), Ritch, - Transcribed by Kristen Bisanz

Jan 2013: Pye - Transcribed by Kristen Bisanz

Jun 2012: Engagement of WILKINS - VANDERSLICE

Apr 2011 Marriages, Jury List- World War 2 Honor Roll- List of Cemeteries and Rogers Family Cemetery - Mortality Schedule Census 1880-1870 and 1860

Sep 2009: St. Pauls Episcopal Church Christening Records; Bios  

Adjacent Counties
Tattnall County (north)
Long County (northeast)
McIntosh County (east)
Glynn County (southeast)
Brantley County (south)
Pierce County (southwest)
Appling County (northwest)

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