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Wayne County highlights

Jul. 06, 2011 @ 12:15 PM

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.

ELECTED COUNTY OFFICIALS

County Commissioners: Robert Pasley, president; Kenneth R. Adkins and Charles Sammons (www.waynecountywv.org or 304-272-6350);

SHERIFF: Greg Farley, 304-272-6378 or gregfarley@waynecountywv.org.

COUNTY CLERK: James Booton, 304-272-6362 or jamesbooton@waynecountywv.org.

ASSESSOR: Eric Hodges, 304-272-6352 or assessor@waynecountywv.org.

MAGISTRATES: David Ferguson (304-272-5783), Teddy Mays (304-272-5473) and Randy Wiles (304-272-5582).

CIRCUIT CLERK: Milton J. Ferguson II, 304-272-6359

CIRCUIT JUDGES: Chief Circuit Judge Darrell Pratt, 304-272-5486, darrellpratt@courtswv.org; and Circuit Judge James Young Jr., 304-272-6332 or jamesyoung@waynecountywv.org.

SCHOOL DISTRICT: Wayne County Schools, 212 North Court St., Wayne, WV 25570. 304-272-5116.

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

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