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{{Indiana-stub}} ''[[United States|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Indiana|Indiana]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Wayne County'''  
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''[[United States|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Indiana|Indiana]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Wayne County'''  
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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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>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
[[Image:Anthony Wayne.JPG|thumb|right|250px]]  
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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><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: rgb(0,43,184); text-decoration: underline"> </span>  
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'''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>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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*Cemeteries of Wayne County&nbsp; [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Wayne/cem/ Linkpendium]
 
*Cemeteries of Wayne County&nbsp; [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Wayne/cem/ Linkpendium]
  
==== Census ====
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==== Census ====
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{{Census|Indiana}}
  
 
*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Wayne County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Wayne County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*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; [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/FH19&CISOPTR=48319 Family History Archive&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;]&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofwayneco00inyoun INTERNET ARCHIVE]'' <br>
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*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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*''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}}
  
*''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; [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/FH23&CISOPTR=67432 Family History Archive]<br>
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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; [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/FH23&CISOPTR=18050 Family History Achive]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[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; [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/FH23&CISOPTR=17167 Family History Achive]&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://books.google.com/books?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] <br>
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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}}
  
 
*Biographies, Oral Histories, Diaries, Memoirs, Genealogies, Correspondence&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Wayne/bios/ Linkpendium]
 
*Biographies, Oral Histories, Diaries, Memoirs, Genealogies, Correspondence&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Wayne/bios/ Linkpendium]
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==== Military  ====
 
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*Directory and soldiers' register of Wayne County, Indiana&nbsp; [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/FH27&CISOPTR=80909&CISOSHOW=80417 Family History Archive]
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*Directory and soldiers' register of Wayne County, Indiana&nbsp; {{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]  
 
*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 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; [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/FH19&CISOPTR=48319 Family History Archive&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;]&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofwayneco00inyoun INTERNET ARCHIVE]''
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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&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}} ''
  
*"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; [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/FH23&CISOPTR=18050 Family History Achive]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[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; [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/FH23&CISOPTR=17167 Family History Achive]&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://books.google.com/books?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]
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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 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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==== Probate  ====
 
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==== School Records ====
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*Teachers of Wayne County, Indiana (1940) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Teachers of Wayne County, Indiana (1940) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])

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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. [1]

History

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

Parent County

1810--Wayne County was created 27 November 1810 from Clark and Dearborn Counties.
County seat:  Richmond [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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


Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • 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 Collection   other libraries    FamilySearch Books Online
  • 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 : 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.)  vol. 1 Google books   vol. 2  Google books   FamilySearch Books Online

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

Maps

Military

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 Collection   other libraries    FamilySearch 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 Representataive 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 Trust    vol.2   FamilySearch 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]

Newspapers

Probate

School Records

Taxation

Vital Records

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

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. 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.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).