Wayne County highlights
ORIGIN: Wayne County was established by the state of Virginia on Jan. 18, 1842. It and 43 other counties joined to form West Virginia on June 20, 1863. It’s the westernmost county in what is now the state of West Virginia, and it was named in honor of Gen. “Mad Anthony” Wayne. The general is credited with making the region safe for a white settlement, after defeating the Shawnee Indians in the Battle of Fallen Timbers.
POPULATION: 42,481 (according to 2010 Census)
AREA IN SQUARE MILES: 512.
CITIES AND TOWNS: The western portion of Huntington (most of which is situated in Cabell County, W.Va.); Ceredo, Fort Gay, Kenova, Wayne (the county seat), East Lynn and Dunlow.
POLICE/SHERIFF: Wayne County Sheriff’s Department, 304-272-6378.
COURTHOUSE: Court Street, Wayne, W.Va., 25570.
LIBRARY (main branch): Ceredo-Kenova Library, 1200 Oak St., Kenova, 304-453-2462; Wayne Library, 325 Keyser St., Wayne, 304-272-3756; and Fort Gay Library, 8608 R Broadway, Fort Gay, 304-648-5338
ELECTED COUNTY OFFICIALS
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS: Robert Pasley (D); Kenneth R. Adkins (D) and David Pennington (D), (www.waynecountywv.org or 304-272-6350); Commission meets every Monday at 10 a.m., first Thursday at 3 p.m.
SHERIFF: Greg Farley, 304-272-6378 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PROSECUTING ATTORNEY: Thomas Plymale (D), 304-272-6395
COUNTY CLERK: Renick Booth, 304-272-6359
ASSESSOR: Eric Hodges (D), 304-272-6357 or email@example.com.
MAGISTRATES: David Ferguson (D) (304-272-5783), Randy Wiles (D) (304-272-5582), John Cavins (304-272-5473).
CIRCUIT CLERK: Milton J. “Jamie” Ferguson II (D), 304-272-6359
CIRCUIT JUDGES: Chief Circuit Judge Darrell Pratt, 304-272-5486, firstname.lastname@example.org; and Circuit Judge James H. Young Jr., 304-272-6332 or email@example.com.
FAMILY COURT JUDGE: Stephen Lewis, 304-272-5828
SCHOOL DISTRICT: Wayne County Schools, 212 North Court St., Wayne, WV 25570. 304-272-5116. Board members, Lois Little, Johnita Jackson, Trey Morrone, Joann Hurley, Vickey Trautwein Boyd. Lynn Hurt, Superintendent. Board meetings are at 7 p.m. first and third Mondays.
COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: James Boggs
HEALTH OFFICER: Kevin McCann, MD
SOLID WASTE AUTHORITY: 304-272-6706
MAYORS IN WAYNE COUNTY
Ceredo: Otis Adkins, 304-453-1041
Fort Gay: Rose Devaney, 304-648-5246
Kenova: Ric Griffith, 304-453-3121
Wayne: Mick Sanders, 304-272-3221