Wayne County, Illinois Genealogy

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County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

General "Mad" Anthony Wayne (1745-1796)

The county is named after Revolutionary War General "Mad" Anthony Wayne (1745-1796).[1]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

  • 1819--Wayne County was created 26 March 1819 from Edwards County.  County seat: Fairfield [2]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

November 17, 1886 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

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Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

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Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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Court[edit | edit source]

Land[edit | edit source]

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

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Taxation[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

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