Wayne County, Ohio Genealogy

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Wayne County, Ohio
Map of Ohio highlighting Wayne County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Created February 13, 1808[1]
Parent County Columbiana[1]
County Seat Wooster
Address 107 West Liberty St

Public Square
Wooster, Ohio 44691

Website: www.wayneohio.org
Named for: "Mad" Anthony Wayne
Anthony Wayne.JPG

County Courthouse


Parent County

1808--Wayne County was created 13 February 1808 from Columbiana County. The original Wayne County disappeared, in 1803, when Ohio became a state. County seat: Wooster [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories



  • Civil War service men from Wayne County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Wayne County.
- 4th Regiment, Ohio Infantry (3 months, 1861), Company E (also known as Given Guards) with many men from Wooster.
- 41st Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Company C
- 102nd Regiment, Ohio Infantry , Companies F, H , and I
- 107th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Company C, especially from the town of Wooster
- 166th Regiment, Ohio Infantry (National Guard), Company G




Vital Records

Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953 Free name indexes and images at FamilySearch – Pilot. Records include such information as birth date of deceased, city, county, and state of death, name of spouse if married, names of parents, maiden name of mother, name of informant, if deceased was single, married, windowed or divorced, occupation of deceased.

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002). Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Handybook" defined multiple times with different content