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Wayne County West Virginia
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Birth Records


County History


Death Records


Marriage Records

Military Records

Newspaper Gleanings

Obituaries and Death Notices

Education and Schools

Recent Updates
July 2018
News-Civil War: Prisoners after the Battle of Lewisburg - Richard Smith

Wayne County is the westernmost county in WV
Created from part of Cabell County, it was founded in 1842.
The County Seat is Wayne
The county was named for General "Mad Anthony" Wayne

Incorporated Cities and Towns
* City of Ceredo
* Town of Fort Gay
* City of Huntington (partly, most of city in Cabell County)
* City of Kenova
* Town of Wayne

Unincorporated Communities
Town of East Lynn * Town of Dunlow
Ardel * Armilda
Bethesda * Booton * Bowen * Brabant * Buffalo Creek
Centerville * Coleman * Cove Gap * Crockett * Crum * Cyrus
Dickson * Doane
Echo * Effie * Elmwood
Ferguson * Fleming
Genoa * Gilkerson * Girard * Glenhayes * Grandview Gardens
Hidden Valley * Hubbardstown
Mineral Springs * Missouri Branch
* Neal * Nestlow
Oakview Heights
Saltpetre * Shoals * Sidney * Stepptown * Stiltner (defunct) * Stonecoal * Sweet Run
Webb * Westmoreland * Wilsondale * Winslow



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