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 4, 1871

County Seat:

Wayne  1871 – present


County Courthouse –  Wayne 


Location:  101 South Broadway Avenue / East Franklin Street

Built:  1899 – 1900

Style:  Richardsonian Romanesque

Architect:  Orff & Guilbert  of Minneapolis, Minnesota

Contractor:  Rowles & Moore of Omaha


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story Omaha pressed red colored brick and Lake Superior red stone structure. The building has a high tower on the southeast corner rising four stories and with corner turrets and peaked roof. The south front has four red colored columns rising to the top of the first story. There are arched windows on the second story. Along the east and west sides, a bay window is on the second story. There is a raised stone basement.


See:  The architect, Fremont D Orff, designed courthouses in Minnesota in Big Stone County, Red Lake County, Renville County and Waseca County


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Wayne County Courthouse



N – Cedar County and Dixon County

E – Dixon County and Thurston County

S – Cuming County and Stanton County

W – Pierce County 

























Photos takes 2008