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:  January 18, 1842

County Seat: 

Wayne  1842 – present


County Courthouse – Wayne


Location:  700 Hendricks Street / Hall Street

Built:  1922 – 1923

Style:  Neo-Classical Revival

Architect:  Milburn Heister & Company of Washington, DC

Contractor:  King Lumber Company Builders


Description:  The building faces east and is a three story orange colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The east front has a central entrance framed with stone. Above the entrance are three windows on the second story. A wide horizontal band runs below the roof line. On the roof is a square cupola with clock and gold colored drum above a bell. On the west and south sides are new additions. In 1940, the architect was Levi J Dean and in 1971, the architect was Robert L Brown.


Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by Frank Pierce Milburn and constructed by Big Four Counstruction Company. The building was destroyed by fire in 1921.


See:  The architect Frank Pierce Milburn of Washington, DC.



N – Lawrence County, Ohio and Cabell County

E – Cabell County and Lincoln County

S – Mingo County 

W – Martin County, Kentucky, Lawrence County, Kentucky and Boyd County, Kentucky

















Photos taken 2012