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.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Decatur CountyPerry County and Lewis County

E – Lawrence County

S – Lauderdale County, Alabama

W – Hardin County


Created:  November 24, 1817                Map of Tennessee highlighting Wayne County

County Seat:  

Old Town Branch  1817 – 1822

Waynesboro         1822 – present


County Courthouse – Waynesboro


Location:  100 Court Circle / Hill Street

Built:  1973 – 1974

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Yearwood and Johnson of Nashville

Contractor:  W C Moore Construction Company


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story glass and concrete  structure. The building is located on Courthouse Square in the center of Waynesboro and has horizontal windows on the first story with recessed entrances. A high clock tower rises on the west side. The roof line is sloped. The courtroom is located on the second story.


History:  The first courthouse was built at Old Town Branch by William Barnett in 1820. In 1822, the second courthouse was built in Waynesboro. In 1827, the third courthouse was built at a cost of $800. In 1844, the fourth courthouse was built at a cost of $4000. In 1904, the fifth courthouse was constructed at a cost of $25,000. This building burned in 1972. The sixth and present courthouse was constructed in 1973 to 1974 at a cost of $900,000.




County Courthouse – Waynesboro

























Picture 1904 County Courthouse

Photos taken 2012