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Coordinates: 40.83°0′N 81.89°0′W / 40.83°N 81.89°W / 40.83; -81.89

Wayne County, Ohio
Map
Map of Ohio highlighting Wayne County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Facts
Created February 13, 1808[1]
Parent County Columbiana[1]
County Seat Wooster
Courthouse
Wayne County, Ohio Courthouse.jpg
Address Wayne County Courthouse
428 West Liberty St

Wooster, Ohio 44691
Wayne County Website

Named for: "Mad" Anthony Wayne
Anthony Wayne.JPG
 

Contents

County Courthouse

Wayne County Courthouse
107 W Liberty Street; PO Box 407
Wooster, OH 44691-4850
Phone: 330.287.5590 

Probate Court has birth and death records 1867-1908,
marriage records from 1813 and probate records from 1812;
Board of Health has birth and death records from 1908;
Clerk Common Please Court has divorce and court records from 1812;
County Recorder has land records from 1812

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1867
1813
1867
1813
1817
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries
  • Parent Counties: Formed from Colulmbiana and Stark Counties in 1808 (1812).
  • County Seat: Wooster
     
  • Neighboring Counties: Wayne County, Ohio residents may also have records in [2]Medina (north) · Holmes (south) · Ashland (west) · Summit (northeast) · Stark (east)

Ohio Digital Collections


Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Wayne County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Census

Church Records

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Maps

Military

  • 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.
- 4th Regiment, Ohio Infantry (3 months, 1861), Company E (also known as Given Guards) with many men from Wooster.
- 41st Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Company C
- 102nd Regiment, Ohio Infantry , Companies F, H , and I
- 107th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Company C, especially from the town of Wooster
- 166th Regiment, Ohio Infantry (National Guard), Company G

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse
Family History Centers
Libraries
Museums
Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death

Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953 Free name indexes and images at FamilySearch. Records include such information as birth date of deceased, city, county, and state of death, name of spouse if married, names of parents, maiden name of mother, name of informant, if deceased was single, married, windowed or divorced, occupation of deceased.

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

Places

Neighboring Counties

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Wayne County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).

 

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