Wayne County, Indiana

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| building address = [http://www.waynet.org/nonprofit/courthouse.htm Wayne County Courthouse]<br>301 E Main<br> Richmond, IN 47374<br> Phone: 765.973.9220<br>[http://www.Waynecounty.us/ '''Wayne County Website'''] }}  
 
| building address = [http://www.waynet.org/nonprofit/courthouse.htm Wayne County Courthouse]<br>301 E Main<br> Richmond, IN 47374<br> Phone: 765.973.9220<br>[http://www.Waynecounty.us/ '''Wayne County Website'''] }}  
  
== County Courthouse ==
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=== Historical Facts ===
  
[http://www.waynet.org/nonprofit/courthouse.htm Wayne County Courthouse]<br>301 E Main<br> Richmond, IN 47374<br> Phone: 765.973.9220<br><br>County Clerk has marriage records from 1810, <br>divorce and court records from 1873 <br>and probate records from 1818.<br>City-County Health Officer has birth, death and burial records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wayne County, Indiana 217 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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[[Image:Anthony Wayne.JPG|thumb|right|190px|Anthony Wayne.JPG]]  
 
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== History  ==
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The county is named after Revolutionary War General [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Wayne "Mad" Anthony Wayne] (1745-1796).  
 
The county is named after Revolutionary War General [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Wayne "Mad" Anthony Wayne] (1745-1796).  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1810--'''Wayne County was created 27 November 1810&nbsp;from [[Clark County, Indiana|Clark]]&nbsp;and&nbsp;[[Dearborn County, Indiana|Dearborn]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:&nbsp; '''Richmond <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1810--'''Wayne County was created 27 November 1810from [[Clark County, Indiana|Clark]]and[[Dearborn County, Indiana|Dearborn]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:'''Richmond <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
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*[[Union County, Indiana|Union]]
 
*[[Union County, Indiana|Union]]
  
== Resources  ==
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==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Wayne County, Indiana Resources  ===
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====Bible Records====
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====Business Records====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*Cemeteries of Wayne County&nbsp; [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Wayne/cem/ Linkpendium]
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*Cemeteries of Wayne County[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Wayne/cem/ Linkpendium]
  
==== Census ====
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==== Census Records ====
  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
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*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Wayne County, Indiana (1880) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Wayne County, Indiana (1880) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
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==== Court ====
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==== Court Records ====
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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====History====
  
*Young, Andrew W. (Andrew White), 1802-1877. ''History of Wayne County, Indiana, from Its First Settlement to the Present Time&nbsp;: with Numerous Biographical and Family Sketches. 2007 977.263 H2y FHL US/CAN Book&nbsp; {{FHL|191711|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-wayne-county-indiana-from-its-first-settlement-to-the-present-time-with-numerous-biographical-and-family-sketches/oclc/292022566&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;{{FSbook|557590}}''
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===== Local Histories  =====
  
*''History of Wayne County, Indiana: Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Towns, Educational, Religious, Civil, Military, and Political History, Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Representataive Citizens. History of Indiana and the Northwest Territory&nbsp;: Embracing Accounts of the Pre-Historic Races, Aborignes, Winnebago and Black Hawk Wars, and a Brief Review of Its Civil, Political and Military History''. (La Crosse WI: Brookhaven Press, 2004.)&nbsp; vol. 1 [http://books.google.com/books?vid=OCLC24056888&id=uyEgaUKy6nkC&pg=RA1-PR9&lpg=RA1-PR9&dq=pontiac&as_brr=1#v=onepage&q=pontiac&f=false Google books]&nbsp;&nbsp; vol. 2&nbsp; [http://books.google.com/books?id=V8oUAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=intitle:History+intitle:of+intitle:Indiana+intitle:together+intitle:with+intitle:sketches+intitle:of+intitle:its+intitle:cities+intitle:villages+intitle:and+intitle:towns&lr=lang_en&as_drrb_is=q&as_minm_is=0&as_miny_is=&as_maxm_is=0&as_maxy_is=&as_brr=1&as_pt=BOOKS&cd=2#v=onepage&q&f=false Google books]&nbsp;&nbsp; {{FSbook|557612}}
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*Young, Andrew W. (Andrew White), 1802-1877. ''History of Wayne County, Indiana, from Its First Settlement to the Present Time: with Numerous Biographical and Family Sketches. 2007 977.263 H2y FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|191711|item|disp=FHL Collection}} [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-wayne-county-indiana-from-its-first-settlement-to-the-present-time-with-numerous-biographical-and-family-sketches/oclc/292022566&referer=brief_results other libraries] {{FSbook|557590}}''
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*''History of Wayne County, Indiana: Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Towns, Educational, Religious, Civil, Military, and Political History, Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Representative Citizens. History of Indiana and the Northwest Territory: Embracing Accounts of the Pre-Historic Races, Aborigines, Winnebago and Black Hawk Wars, and a Brief Review of Its Civil, Political and Military History''. (La Crosse WI: Brookhaven Press, 2004.) vol. 1 [http://books.google.com/books?vid=OCLC24056888&id=uyEgaUKy6nkC&pg=RA1-PR9&lpg=RA1-PR9&dq=pontiac&as_brr=1#v=onepage&q=pontiac&f=false Google books]vol.2[http://books.google.com/books?id=V8oUAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=intitle:History+intitle:of+intitle:Indiana+intitle:together+intitle:with+intitle:sketches+intitle:of+intitle:its+intitle:cities+intitle:villages+intitle:and+intitle:towns&lr=lang_en&as_drrb_is=q&as_minm_is=0&as_miny_is=&as_maxm_is=0&as_maxy_is=&as_brr=1&as_pt=BOOKS&cd=2#v=onepage&q&f=false Google books]{{FSbook|557612}}
  
 
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*Fox, Henry Clay. ''Memoirs of Wayne County and the City of Richmond, Indiana: From the Earliest Historical Times Down to the Present, Including a Genealogical and Biographical Record of Representataive Families in Wayne County''. (La Crosse WI: Brookhaven Press, 2004.) {{FHL|298637|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; vol.1&nbsp;&nbsp; {{FSbook|562573}}[http://books.google.com/books?id=KCJZAAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=intitle:Indiana+intitle:county&lr=lang_en&as_drrb_is=q&as_minm_is=0&as_miny_is=&as_maxm_is=0&as_maxy_is=&as_brr=1&as_pt=BOOKS&cd=8#v=onepage&q&f=false Google books]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015026294416 Hathi Trust]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;vol.2&nbsp;&nbsp; {{FSbook|562573}}
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*Fox, Henry Clay. ''Memoirs of Wayne County and the City of Richmond, Indiana: From the Earliest Historical Times Down to the Present, Including a Genealogical and Biographical Record of Representative Families in Wayne County''. (La Crosse WI: Brookhaven Press, 2004.) {{FHL|298637|item|disp=FHL Collection}} vol.1 {{FSbook|562573}}[http://books.google.com/books?id=KCJZAAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=intitle:Indiana+intitle:county&lr=lang_en&as_drrb_is=q&as_minm_is=0&as_miny_is=&as_maxm_is=0&as_maxy_is=&as_brr=1&as_pt=BOOKS&cd=8#v=onepage&q&f=false Google books] [http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015026294416 Hathi Trust]vol.2{{FSbook|562573}}
  
*Biographies, Oral Histories, Diaries, Memoirs, Genealogies, Correspondence&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Wayne/bios/ Linkpendium]
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*Biographies, Oral Histories, Diaries, Memoirs, Genealogies, Correspondence[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Wayne/bios/ Linkpendium]
  
*''Biographical and Genealogical History of Wayne, Fayette, Union and Franklin Counties, Indiana''. (Indianapolis, Ind: Frederic Luther Co, 1980).977.26 H2b&nbsp; 977.26 H2b v. 2 FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|710122|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/biographical-and-genealogical-history-of-wayne-fayette-union-and-franklin-counties-indiana/oclc/220833435&referer=brief_results other libraries&nbsp;]&nbsp;&nbsp; vol. 1 [http://www.archive.org/details/biographicalgenein01lewi INTERNET&nbsp;ARCHIVE]<br>
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*''Biographical and Genealogical History of Wayne, Fayette, Union and Franklin Counties, Indiana''. (Indianapolis, Ind: Frederic Luther Co, 1980).977.26 H2b V. 1 and 977.26 H2b v. 2 FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|710122|item|disp=FHL Collection}}[http://www.worldcat.org/title/biographical-and-genealogical-history-of-wayne-fayette-union-and-franklin-counties-indiana/oclc/220833435&referer=brief_results other libraries&nbsp;]vol. 1 [http://www.archive.org/details/biographicalgenein01lewi INTERNET ARCHIVE]<br>
  
 
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*Maps and Gazetteers&nbsp; [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Wayne/maps/ Linkpendium]<br>
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*Maps and Gazetteers[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Wayne/maps/ Linkpendium]<br>
  
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*Directory and soldiers' register of Wayne County, Indiana&nbsp; {{FSbook|90430}}  
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*Directory and soldiers' register of Wayne County, Indiana {{FSbook|90430}}  
 
*List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883&nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/stream/listpensionerso01buregoog#page/n236/mode/1up INTERNET ARCHIVE]  
 
*List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883&nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/stream/listpensionerso01buregoog#page/n236/mode/1up INTERNET ARCHIVE]  
*Civil War Directory and soldiers' register of Wayne County, Indiana&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/stream/directorysoldier00powe#page/249/mode/1up INTERNET ARCHIVE]  
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*Civil War Directory and soldiers' register of Wayne County, Indiana [http://www.archive.org/stream/directorysoldier00powe#page/249/mode/1up INTERNET ARCHIVE]  
*World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=6482&cj=1&path=Indiana.Wayne+County&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 ancestry. com]&nbsp; $  
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*World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=6482&cj=1&path=Indiana.Wayne+County&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 ancestry. com] $  
*World War II Casualties, Army and Army Air Corps&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/worldwar/indiana/wayne1.htm Access Genealogy]<br>  
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*World War II Casualties, Army and Army Air Corps[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/worldwar/indiana/wayne1.htm Access Genealogy]<br>  
 
*African American Veterans in Wayne County, Indiana (1890) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*African American Veterans in Wayne County, Indiana (1890) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
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Civil War service men from Wayne County 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.  
 
Civil War service men from Wayne County 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.  
  
*[[2nd Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|2nd&nbsp;Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Companies C, and F&nbsp;
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*[[2nd Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|2nd Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Companies C, and F
 
*[[3rd Battery, Indiana Light Artillery|3rd Battery]], Indiana Light Artillery  
 
*[[3rd Battery, Indiana Light Artillery|3rd Battery]], Indiana Light Artillery  
 
*[[5th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry (90th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers)|5th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry (90th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers), Company B  
 
*[[5th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry (90th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers)|5th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry (90th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers), Company B  
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Civil War Books  
 
Civil War Books  
  
*"War History" in Young, Andrew W. (Andrew White), 1802-1877. ''History of Wayne County, Indiana, from Its First Settlement to the Present Time&nbsp;: with Numerous Biographical and Family Sketches. 2007, (126-137 no Regiment or Companies),&nbsp;977.263 H2y FHL US/CAN Book&nbsp; {{FHL|191711|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-wayne-county-indiana-from-its-first-settlement-to-the-present-time-with-numerous-biographical-and-family-sketches/oclc/292022566&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;{{FSbook|87540}} ''
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*"War History" in Young, Andrew W. (Andrew White), 1802-1877. ''History of Wayne County, Indiana, from Its First Settlement to the Present Time: with Numerous Biographical and Family Sketches. 2007, (126-137 no Regiment or Companies)977.263 H2y FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|191711|item|disp=FHL Collection}}[http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-wayne-county-indiana-from-its-first-settlement-to-the-present-time-with-numerous-biographical-and-family-sketches/oclc/292022566&referer=brief_results other libraries]{{FSbook|87540}} ''
  
*"Military Matters" Chapter 14 in Fox, Henry Clay. ''Memoirs of Wayne County and the City of Richmond, Indiana: From the Earliest Historical Times Down to the Present, Including a Genealogical and Biographical Record of Representataive Families in Wayne County''. (La Crosse WI: Brookhaven Press, 2004.), (page 215-230, no Regiment or Companies),&nbsp; &nbsp;{{FHL|298637|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; vol.1&nbsp;&nbsp; {{FSbook|562573}}id=KCJZAAAAMAAJ&amp;printsec=frontcover&amp;dq=intitle:Indiana+intitle:county&amp;lr=lang_en&amp;as_drrb_is=q&amp;as_minm_is=0&amp;as_miny_is=&amp;as_maxm_is=0&amp;as_maxy_is=&amp;as_brr=1&amp;as_pt=BOOKS&amp;cd=8#v=&amp;q&amp;f=false Google books]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015026294416 Hathi Trust]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;vol.2&nbsp;&nbsp; {{FSbook|562573}}[id=V8oUAAAAYAAJ&amp;printsec=frontcover&amp;dq=intitle:Indiana+intitle:county&amp;lr=lang_en&amp;as_drrb_is=q&amp;as_minm_is=0&amp;as_miny_is=&amp;as_maxm_is=0&amp;as_maxy_is=&amp;as_brr=1&amp;as_pt=BOOKS&amp;cd=40#v=onepage&amp;q&amp;f=false Google books]
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*"Military Matters" Chapter 14 in Fox, Henry Clay. ''Memoirs of Wayne County and the City of Richmond, Indiana: From the Earliest Historical Times Down to the Present, Including a Genealogical and Biographical Record of Representative Families in Wayne County''. (La Crosse WI: Brookhaven Press, 2004.), (page 215-230, no Regiment or Companies){{FHL|298637|item|disp=FHL Collection}} vol.1 {{FSbook|562573}}id=KCJZAAAAMAAJ&amp;printsec=frontcover&amp;dq=intitle:Indiana+intitle:county&amp;lr=lang_en&amp;as_drrb_is=q&amp;as_minm_is=0&amp;as_miny_is=&amp;as_maxm_is=0&amp;as_maxy_is=&amp;as_brr=1&amp;as_pt=BOOKS&amp;cd=8#v=&amp;q&amp;f=false Google books][http://babel.hathitrust.orgcgi/pt?id=mdp.39015026294416 Hathi Trust]vol.2{{FSbook|562573}}[id=V8oUAAAAYAAJ&amp;printsec=frontcover&amp;dq=intitle:Indiana+intitle:county&amp;lr=lang_en&amp;as_drrb_is=q&amp;as_minm_is=0&amp;as_miny_is=&amp;as_maxm_is=0&amp;as_maxy_is=&amp;as_brr=1&amp;as_pt=BOOKS&amp;cd=40#v=onepage&amp;q&amp;f=false Google books]
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====Naturalization and Citizenship====
  
 
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*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/in/wayne/webbbs_config.pl Wayne County, Indiana Obituary Collection] Free from GenealogyBuff.com. From Various Funeral Homes in the Wayne County area.
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[http://www.waynet.org/nonprofit/courthouse.htm Wayne County Courthouse]<br>301 E Main<br> Richmond, IN 47374<br> Phone: 765.973.9220<br><br>County Clerk has marriage records from 1810, <br>divorce and court records from 1873 <br>and probate records from 1818.<br>City-County Health Officer has birth, death and burial records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wayne County, Indiana 217 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Richmond Indiana Family History Center]]
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/in/wayne/webbbs_config.pl Wayne County, Indiana Obituary Collection] Free from GenealogyBuff.com. From Various Funeral Homes in the Wayne County area.
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*[http://tinyurl.com/3n3qgms Indiana State Digital Archives ]for Death, E-Publication, Institution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011) <br>
  
*[http://tinyurl.com/3n3qgms Indiana State Digital Achives ]for Death, E-Publication, Instiution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011) <br>
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*Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892 - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Ancestry.con ]$ <br>
 
*Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892 - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Ancestry.con ]$ <br>
  
*Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674830 FamilySearch] <br>
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*Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992-[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674830 FamilySearch] <br>
  
*Indiana Marriage, 1811-1959&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1410397 FamilySearch] <br>
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*Indiana Marriage, 1811-1959-[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1410397 FamilySearch] <br>
  
*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]
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*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920-[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]
  
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== Web Sites  ==
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=== Wayne County, Indiana Web Sites  ===
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  

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Wayne County, Indiana
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Indiana
Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 27, 1810
County Seat Richmond
Courthouse
Address Wayne County Courthouse
301 E Main
Richmond, IN 47374
Phone: 765.973.9220
Wayne County Website

Contents

Historical Facts

Anthony Wayne.JPG

The county is named after Revolutionary War General "Mad" Anthony Wayne (1745-1796).

Parent County

1810--Wayne County was created 27 November 1810from ClarkandDearborn Counties.
County seat:Richmond [1]

Boundary Changes

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

Wayne County, Indiana Resources

Bible Records

Business Records

Cemeteries

Census Records

For tips on accessing Wayne County, Indiana census records online, see: Indiana Census.

Church Records

Court Records

Land and Property

History

Local Histories
  • History of Wayne County, Indiana: Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Towns, Educational, Religious, Civil, Military, and Political History, Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Representative Citizens. History of Indiana and the Northwest Territory: Embracing Accounts of the Pre-Historic Races, Aborigines, Winnebago and Black Hawk Wars, and a Brief Review of Its Civil, Political and Military History. (La Crosse WI: Brookhaven Press, 2004.) vol. 1 Google booksvol.2Google booksFamilySearch Books Online

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  • Biographies, Oral Histories, Diaries, Memoirs, Genealogies, CorrespondenceLinkpendium
  • Biographical and Genealogical History of Wayne, Fayette, Union and Franklin Counties, Indiana. (Indianapolis, Ind: Frederic Luther Co, 1980).977.26 H2b V. 1 and 977.26 H2b v. 2 FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collectionother libraries vol. 1 INTERNET ARCHIVE

Maps

Migration

Military Records

War of 1812

Civil War

Civil War service men from Wayne County 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.

Civil War Books

  • "War History" in Young, Andrew W. (Andrew White), 1802-1877. History of Wayne County, Indiana, from Its First Settlement to the Present Time: with Numerous Biographical and Family Sketches. 2007, (126-137 no Regiment or Companies)977.263 H2y FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collectionother librariesFamilySearch Books Online
  • "Military Matters" Chapter 14 in Fox, Henry Clay. Memoirs of Wayne County and the City of Richmond, Indiana: From the Earliest Historical Times Down to the Present, Including a Genealogical and Biographical Record of Representative Families in Wayne County. (La Crosse WI: Brookhaven Press, 2004.), (page 215-230, no Regiment or Companies)FHL Collection vol.1 FamilySearch Books Onlineid=KCJZAAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=intitle:Indiana+intitle:county&lr=lang_en&as_drrb_is=q&as_minm_is=0&as_miny_is=&as_maxm_is=0&as_maxy_is=&as_brr=1&as_pt=BOOKS&cd=8#v=&q&f=false Google books]Hathi Trustvol.2FamilySearch Books Online[id=V8oUAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=intitle:Indiana+intitle:county&lr=lang_en&as_drrb_is=q&as_minm_is=0&as_miny_is=&as_maxm_is=0&as_maxy_is=&as_brr=1&as_pt=BOOKS&cd=40#v=onepage&q&f=false Google books]

World War I

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Occupations

Periodicals

Probate Records

Public Records

Repositories

Archives
County Courthouse

Wayne County Courthouse
301 E Main
Richmond, IN 47374
Phone: 765.973.9220

County Clerk has marriage records from 1810,
divorce and court records from 1873
and probate records from 1818.
City-County Health Officer has birth, death and burial records. [2]

Family History Centers
Libraries
Museums
Societies

School Records

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Indiana State Digital Archives for Death, E-Publication, Institution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011)
Birth Records
Marriage Records
Death Records

Voter Registration

Wayne County, Indiana Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wayne County, Indiana 217 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.