Wayne County

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Wayne County is named for Anthony Wayne, who was a general in the American Revolutionary War, and who lived from 1745 to 1796.


Created:  March 26, 1819

County Seat:

Fairfield  1819 – present


County Courthouse – Fairfield


Location:  301 East Main Street / South 3rd Street

Built:  1891 – 1892

Style:  Romanesque and Second Empire

Architect:  J W Gaddis of Vincennes

Contractor:  Bippus & Kansler of Evansville, Indiana and Felix and McMackin of Fairfield


Description: The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick structure. At the south front is a four story clock tower rising from the entrance. One story wings go east and west across the front. The main building is recessed with steep roof. The south front addition was added in 1955 and an addition was added on the north side in 1957.



N – Clay County and Richland County

E – Edwards County

S – White County and Hamilton County

W – Jefferson County and Marion County 







Photos taken 2008 and 2012