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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[West Virginia|West Virginia]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Wayne County, West Virginia|Wayne County]]'' 
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.waynecountywv.org/ Wayne County Courthouse]<br>700 Hendricks Street<br>Wayne, WV 25570 <br>Phone: 304-272-6371
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County Clerk has bird and death records from 1853<br>Marriage records from 1854<br>Probate and Land Records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wayne County, West Virginia. Page 746 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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== Places / Localities  ==
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
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== Resources  ==
 
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=148473 Bloss Cemetery, Lavalette]  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=148473 Bloss Cemetery, Lavalette]  
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*[http://www.morrisfuneralhome.com/fh/home/home.cfm?fh_id=10349 Morris Funeral Home]
 
*[http://www.morrisfuneralhome.com/fh/home/home.cfm?fh_id=10349 Morris Funeral Home]
  
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==== Land  ====
 
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Wayne County, [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvwayne/documents.html#Deeds/Land Transactions West Virginia Deeds]
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Wayne County, [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvwayne/documents.html#Deeds/Land Transactions West Virginia Deeds]  
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
''West Virginia Archives''
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''A Brief History of Buffalo Creek Community, Wayne County ,West Virginia''. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1925. (On-line version)<br>Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: B78.
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''A Brief History of Buffalo Creek Community, Wayne County ,West Virginia''. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1925. (On-line version)<br>Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: B78.<br>Comstock, Jim. ''Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia. Richwood, West Virginia'', Jim Comstock, 1973.<br>975.4003 H259 v.7.<br>Darby, Erasmus Foster. ''App Queen Day: Being an Eyewitness Account of How This Great Schoolmaster is Honored Each Year in Wayne County, West Virginia.'' Chillicothe, Ohio, Dave Webb, 1955.<br>398.22 D24a Pam.<br>_________________. ''Spot the Great Red Nosed Hound of Sugar Tree Hollow''. Chillicothe, Ohio, Dave Webb, 1954. 636.7 D34s Pam.<br>Kirby, Wesley D. ''History of Wayne Community Wayne County West Virginia''. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1926. (On-line version)<br>Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: K5.&nbsp;<br>McClintic, Elizabeth Knight. ''Ceredo: An Experiment in Colonization''. s. l., n. p., 1937. 917.5447 M126.&nbsp;<br>Osborn, Lucian W. ''History of East Lynn Community Wayne County West Virginia''. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1927. (On-line version)Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: O8.<br>''A Pictorial History of Wayne County. Kenova, West Virginia, Wayne County Historical Publications Inc.'', 1988. 975.447 W359p.<br>Taylor, Mildred. ''History of Wayne County, West Virginia. Wayne, West Virginia,'' n. p., 1963. 975.447 T244.<br>Thomas C. W.''History of Ceredo and Kenova''. s. l., n. p., @1958.&nbsp; 975.447 T482 Pam.<br>Varney, Carl E. ''Birch Bark and Sassafras Tea''. Crum, West Virginia, @1976. 917.5447 V318.<br>Williams, John Alexander. "A Note and Documents on the Wayne County Shooting Incident During the Election Campaign of 1894." West Virginia History, Charleston, West Virginia, Department of Archives and History, 1971-72.&nbsp; Arc 1. 4:33.  
  
Comstock, Jim. ''Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia. Richwood, West Virginia'', Jim Comstock, 1973.<br>975.4003 H259 v.7.
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==== Maps  ====
  
Darby, Erasmus Foster. ''App Queen Day: Being an Eyewitness Account of How This Great Schoolmaster is Honored Each Year in Wayne County, West Virginia.'' Chillicothe, Ohio, Dave Webb, 1955.<br>398.22 D24a Pam.
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[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm 1850 Map of Virginia and West Virginia]
  
__________________. ''Spot the Great Red Nosed Hound of Sugar Tree Hollow''. Chillicothe, Ohio, Dave Webb, 1954.<br>636.7 D34s Pam.
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[http://maps.google.com/maps?rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=&safe=active&q=Wayne+County,+West+Virginia&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x8845edb9a84b57bd:0x1bf116135bcabf81,Wayne,+WV&gl=us&ei=cNSNT4__JKmjiAKVvdCDCA&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=3&ved=0CEoQ8gEwAg Wayne County, West Virginia Map]
  
Kirby, Wesley D. ''History of Wayne Community Wayne County West Virginia''. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1926. (On-line version)<br>Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: K5.
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==== Military  ====
  
McClintic, Elizabeth Knight. ''Ceredo: An Experiment in Colonization''. s. l., n. p., 1937.<br>917.5447 M126.
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Osborn, Lucian W. ''History of East Lynn Community Wayne County West Virginia''. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1927. (On-line version)<br>Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: O8.
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''A Pictorial History of Wayne County. Kenova, West Virginia, Wayne County Historical Publications Inc.'', 1988.<br>975.447 W359p.
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:- [[1st Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)|1st Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)]]. Companies A, C, and G.
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)|2nd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)]]. Company H.
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:- [[4th Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate)|4th Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate)]]. Company G.<ref>[http://www.ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/virginia_state_line_organ.html The Virginia State Line: Organizational Structure of the Virginia State Line], ''Ranger95.com,'' accessed 11 June 2012.</ref>
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:- [[8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company K (Fairview Rifle Guards aka Sandy Rangers).<ref>Jack L. Dickinson, ''8th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1986). {{FHL|498421|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 25}}.</ref>  
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:- [[16th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|16th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Companies E, G, and H.<ref>Jack L. Dickinson, ''16th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1989). {{FHL|540327|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 60}}.</ref>
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:- [[34th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Witcher's Battalion, Virginia Mounted Rifles) (Confederate)|34th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Witcher's Battalion, Virginia Mounted Rifles) (Confederate)]]. Company A (Witcher's Company Virginia Mounted Rifles).<ref>Scott C. Cole, ''34th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1993). {{FHL|676842|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 94}}.</ref>
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:- [[45th Battalion, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|45th Battalion, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company F (K).<ref>Jeffrey C. Weaver, ''45th Battalion Virginia Infantry, Smith and Count's Battalions of Partisan Rangers'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). {{FHL|706298|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 102}}.</ref>
  
Taylor, Mildred. ''History of Wayne County, West Virginia. Wayne, West Virginia,'' n. p., 1963.<br>975.447 T244.
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Records and histories are available, including:
  
Thomas C. W.'' History of Ceredo and Kenova''. s. l., n. p., @1958.<br>975.447 T482 Pam.
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvwayne/civilwar.htm Wayne County, West Virginia Civil War]
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*West Virginia, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932429Naturalization Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865]
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*[http://glengallagher.com/8thva.htm 8th Virginia Calvary]
  
Varney, Carl E. ''Birch Bark and Sassafras Tea''. Crum, West Virginia, @1976.<br>917.5447 V318.
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==== Naturalization ====
 
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Williams, John Alexander. "A Note and Documents on the Wayne County Shooting Incident During the Election Campaign of 1894." West Virginia History, Charleston, West Virginia, Department of Archives and History, 1971-72.&nbsp; Arc 1. 4:33.
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[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm 1850 Map of Virginia and West Virginia]
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[http://maps.google.com/maps?rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=&safe=active&q=Wayne+County,+West+Virginia&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x8845edb9a84b57bd:0x1bf116135bcabf81,Wayne,+WV&gl=us&ei=cNSNT4__JKmjiAKVvdCDCA&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=3&ved=0CEoQ8gEwAg Wayne County, West Virginia Map]
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvwayne/civilwar.htm Wayne County, West Virginia Civil War]
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West Virginia, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932429Naturalization Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865]
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'''West Virgina, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909003 Naturalization Records, 1814-1991]'''  
 
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[http://glengallagher.com/8thva.htm 8th Virginia Calvary]
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==== Probate  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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:&nbsp;The Handy Book for Genealogist.
 
  
 
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*'''1853-1863''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4498 Virginia Marriages 1853-1863] (Ancestry) ($).
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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[http://www.wcpl.lib.wv.us/fg.html Fort Gay Public Library]  
 
[http://www.wcpl.lib.wv.us/fg.html Fort Gay Public Library]  
  
[http://wcghs.com/ Wayne County Geenalgoical and Historical Society]
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[http://wcghs.com/ Wayne County Geenalgoical and Historical Society]  
  
'''Cabell - Wayne County Historical Society''' PO Box 9412 Huntinton, WV 25704<br>
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'''Cabell - Wayne County Historical Society''' PO Box 9412 Huntinton, WV 25704<br>  
  
 
KYOWVA Genealogical Society P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box 1254 Huntington, WV 25715  
 
KYOWVA Genealogical Society P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box 1254 Huntington, WV 25715  
  
Kentucky Ohio West Virginia Genealogical Society
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Huntington_West_Virginia_Family_History_Center Huntington West Virginia Family History&nbsp;Center&nbsp;]  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Huntington_West_Virginia_Family_History_Center Huntington West Virginia Family History&nbsp;Center&nbsp;]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvwayne/communities.html Wayne County, West Virginia Communities]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvwayne/communities.html Wayne County, West Virginia Communities]  
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne_County,_West_Virginia Wayne County, West Virginia Wikipedia]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne_County,_West_Virginia Wayne County, West Virginia Wikipedia]  
 
*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Wayne|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Wayne|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*:[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv CYNDI'S List West Virginia] <br>
 
*:[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv CYNDI'S List West Virginia] <br>
 
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Wayne County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Wayne County
Location in the state of West Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting West Virginia
Location of West Virginia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1842
County Seat Wayne
Courthouse

Contents

County Courthouse

Wayne County Courthouse
700 Hendricks Street
Wayne, WV 25570
Phone: 304-272-6371

County Clerk has bird and death records from 1853
Marriage records from 1854
Probate and Land Records[1]

History

Anthony Wayne.JPG

The county is named after Revolutionary War General "Mad" Anthony Wayne (1745-1796).[2]

Parent County

1842--Wayne County was created 18 January 1842 from Cabell County.
County seat: Wayne [3]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Wayne County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Wvwayne.jpg

Cemeteries

Census

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


 Church

Court

Land

Wayne County, Transactions West Virginia Deeds

Local Histories

West Virginia Archives

A Brief History of Buffalo Creek Community, Wayne County ,West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1925. (On-line version)
Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: B78.
Comstock, Jim. Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia. Richwood, West Virginia, Jim Comstock, 1973.
975.4003 H259 v.7.
Darby, Erasmus Foster. App Queen Day: Being an Eyewitness Account of How This Great Schoolmaster is Honored Each Year in Wayne County, West Virginia. Chillicothe, Ohio, Dave Webb, 1955.
398.22 D24a Pam.
_________________. Spot the Great Red Nosed Hound of Sugar Tree Hollow. Chillicothe, Ohio, Dave Webb, 1954. 636.7 D34s Pam.
Kirby, Wesley D. History of Wayne Community Wayne County West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1926. (On-line version)
Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: K5. 
McClintic, Elizabeth Knight. Ceredo: An Experiment in Colonization. s. l., n. p., 1937. 917.5447 M126. 
Osborn, Lucian W. History of East Lynn Community Wayne County West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1927. (On-line version)Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: O8.
A Pictorial History of Wayne County. Kenova, West Virginia, Wayne County Historical Publications Inc., 1988. 975.447 W359p.
Taylor, Mildred. History of Wayne County, West Virginia. Wayne, West Virginia, n. p., 1963. 975.447 T244.
Thomas C. W.History of Ceredo and Kenova. s. l., n. p., @1958.  975.447 T482 Pam.
Varney, Carl E. Birch Bark and Sassafras Tea. Crum, West Virginia, @1976. 917.5447 V318.
Williams, John Alexander. "A Note and Documents on the Wayne County Shooting Incident During the Election Campaign of 1894." West Virginia History, Charleston, West Virginia, Department of Archives and History, 1971-72.  Arc 1. 4:33.

Maps

1850 Map of Virginia and West Virginia

Wayne County, West Virginia Map

Military

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Wayne County, West Virginia 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, West Virginia:

- 1st Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate). Companies A, C, and G.
- 2nd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate). Company H.
- 4th Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate). Company G.[4]
- 8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company K (Fairview Rifle Guards aka Sandy Rangers).[5]
- 16th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Companies E, G, and H.[6]
- 34th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Witcher's Battalion, Virginia Mounted Rifles) (Confederate). Company A (Witcher's Company Virginia Mounted Rifles).[7]
- 45th Battalion, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company F (K).[8]

Records and histories are available, including:

Naturalization

West Virgina, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991

Newspapers

Probate

Wayne County, West Virginia Will Books 1843 - 1968

West Virginia Will Books

Taxation

Vital Records

West Virginia Vital Records - Birth - Death - Marriages. See also How to order West Virginia Vital Records or order electronically online.

Marriage

Societies and Libraries

Historical Societies

  Wayne County, West Virginia Public Library

Ceredo-Kenova Memorial Public Library

Fort Gay Public Library

Wayne County Geenalgoical and Historical Society

Cabell - Wayne County Historical Society PO Box 9412 Huntinton, WV 25704

KYOWVA Genealogical Society P O Box 1254 Huntington, WV 25715

Kentucky Ohio West Virginia Genealogical Society

Family History Centers

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wayne County, West Virginia. Page 746 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Anthony Wayne," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. The Virginia State Line: Organizational Structure of the Virginia State Line, Ranger95.com, accessed 11 June 2012.
  5. Jack L. Dickinson, 8th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1986). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 25.
  6. Jack L. Dickinson, 16th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1989). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 60.
  7. Scott C. Cole, 34th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1993). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 94.
  8. Jeffrey C. Weaver, 45th Battalion Virginia Infantry, Smith and Count's Battalions of Partisan Rangers (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 102.