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Wayne County was organized in 1818.

The name came from General "Mad" Anthony Wayne, who served in the Revolutionary War.

The County Seat is Greenville.

Is situated in the southeastern part of the State.  The face of the country is broken-probably not more than one-third of the upland is tillable. About one-third bottom land.  The timber consists of pine, oak, ash, sugar tree, hickory, white and black walnut, etc. Corn, wheat, oats and tobacco yield well, and meadow grass is not excelled anywhere. Apples, plums, pears, grapes, all yield abundantly. Lead, copper, and some other minerals abound in the county. Grazing very good east of the St. Francois River, and on the border of the swamps in the south part of the county. Splendid water power and good openings for saw mills. [Source is: P.M. Pinckard, The Missouri handbook, St. Louis, 1865, 162 pgs. Transcribed by Donna Walton]


 Brunot * Cascade * Clubb * Coldwater * Greenville (county seat) * Hiram * Leeper * Lodi * Lowndes *
McGee * Mill Spring * Patterson * Piedmont * Shook * Silva * Wappapello * Williamsville


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Website Updates

October 2018-History: Circuit Court cases that were appealed to the Missouri Supreme Court: Craven vs Pettit. Transcribed and submitted by Rich Pingilley

July 2018
Circuit Court cases that were appealed to the Missouri Supreme Court:
History: Swain v Burnley Deed, transcribed and submitted by Rich Pingilley
History: Hubble vs Patterson, transcribed and submitted by Rich Pingilley
History: St. vs James Logan, transcribed and submitted by Rich Pingilley

June 2018
Census- 1815 Tax List transcribed and submitted by Rich Pengilley
This submission is also listed on the Cape Girardeau County Website

January 2018
Military- 1890 Veterans Schedule for Benton Township

December 2017
News-Miscellaneous- Sheridan Powers

June 2017
News-Civil War- Capt. Richard Collins
News-Comings and Goings- Minor Deal

March 2017
News-Comings and Goings- Geo. Austin Family
News-Military-CW- Greenville Mo. threatened by guerillas




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