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Our Genealogical Helper for Wayne ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Wayne (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Wayne. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Newspapers Published in the area of Wayne ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 63 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wayne.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Wayne. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Wayne and those printed in the larger area surrounding Wayne.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> of Wayne.

Cemeteries Near Wayne ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wayne.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Wayne covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Wayne Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Community Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  S Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Crockett Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Spurlock Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Dean Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Wronk Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mills Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sanson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Crockett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Damron Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW McCoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jackson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Vine Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mills Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Blankenship Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bradshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Napier Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Osburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Drenner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Stevens Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bloss Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Riggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Alley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Newman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Blair Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Plymal Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Christian Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ball Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Crabtree Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Joels Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ferguson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Maynard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ferguson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ramey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Asbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Morrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mays Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bean Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hatton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Lakin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bartram Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Watts & Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lower Napier Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Upper Napier Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Stiltner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Tallclay Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mills Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Parsons Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hobbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mars Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cedar Cliff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bowen Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Newman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Matovich Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Trent Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Artrip Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cassidy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Robertson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Spence Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE John Napier Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Marilyn Napier Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Longpoint Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Skeens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Isaacs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Plymale Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Parsons Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shepherd Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ramey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Black Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shannon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Christian Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hatton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Zelda Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Kinner Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Billups Gap Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wellman Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lycans Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Justice Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Finley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Frasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Beckelheimer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Parsons Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Morrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lockwood - White Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hatten Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Thacker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Blacks Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Rowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Frasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hickory View Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Harless Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pratt Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Damron Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Noe Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Napier Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Damron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Robertson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dan Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Davidson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lynn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Watson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Albright Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Keesee Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Parsons Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Crooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Johnston Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cyrus Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rawles Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brushy Fork Road Cemetery (?)   [Map]     
  W Ogle Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  


Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<3>

While we didn't find Wayne in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Wayne.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Wayne, with the one closest to Wayne listed first.

Echo   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wayne
 - Echo had a post office and no railroad service
East Lynn   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wayne
 - East Lynn had a post office and no railroad service
Dickson   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Wayne
 - Dickson had a post office and no railroad service
Centerville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wayne
 - 1895 population of 98 people
 - Centerville had a post office and no railroad service
Gilkerson   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Wayne
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Gilkerson had a post office and no railroad service
Shoals   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wayne
 - Shoals had a post office and no railroad service
Genoa   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Wayne
 - Genoa had a post office and no railroad service
Bartram - Historic   [Map]
 - While Bartram was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wayne
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Bartram had a post office and no railroad service
Bowen   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wayne
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Bowen had a post office and no railroad service
Hubbardstown   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wayne
 - Hubbardstown had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Wayne. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wayne in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Wayne is located in Wayne County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wayne County: Boyd (KY), Lawrence (KY), Martin (KY), Lawrence (OH), Cabell, Lincoln & Mingo.

Below are the counties that are near Wayne. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Wayne:

Wayne     (The home county for Wayne)
      Armilda   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Buffalo Creek   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mineral Springs   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fort Gay   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ceredo   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cove Gap   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Kenova   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Wilsondale   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Layville   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dodson Junction   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Morrisvale   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Horse Creek Junction   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Manila   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Julian   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Turtle Creek   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Danville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lory   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Low Gap   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Havana   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Huntington   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Barboursville   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pea Ridge   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Milton   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Culloden   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Crown City   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tornado   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Saint Albans   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Nitro   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cross Lanes   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dunbar   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rock Lake Village   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      South Charleston   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      West Hamlin   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Wewanta   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hamlin   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Harts   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sod   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Alum Creek   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Big Creek   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Banco   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Chapmanville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mitchell Heights   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Troy Town   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hedgeview   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Holden   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Peach Creek   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Thompson Town   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      West Logan   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Switzer   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Omar   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Upland   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Greyeagle   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kermit   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chattaroy   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Delbarton   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Williamson   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hurricane   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Teays Village   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Teays Valley   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Scott Village   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Poca   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Boyd (KY)
      Durbin (KY)   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Big Sandy (KY)   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Catlettsburg (KY)   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ashland (KY)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rush (KY)   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fairview (KY)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Westwood (KY)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Millseat (KY)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Carter (KY)
      Denton (KY)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Jeriel (KY)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mount Savage (KY)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Willard (KY)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hitchins (KY)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Grayson (KY)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Grahn (KY)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Carter (KY)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Olive Hill (KY)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Boone Furnace (KY)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Elliott (KY)
      Isonville (KY)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Newfoundland (KY)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bell City (KY)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sandy Hook (KY)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Floyd (KY)
      Auxier (KY)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Greenup (KY)
      Bellefonte (KY)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Russell (KY)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Flatwoods (KY)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Raceland (KY)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Argillite (KY)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Worthington (KY)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hopewell (KY)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wurtland (KY)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Greenup (KY)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lloyd (KY)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Johnson (KY)
      Lowmansville (KY)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Whitehouse (KY)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Flatgap (KY)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Nippa (KY)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tutor Key (KY)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Williamsport (KY)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wittensville (KY)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Keaton (KY)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sitka (KY)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Meally (KY)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Thelma (KY)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Paintsville (KY)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Staffordsville (KY)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Lawrence (KY)
      Buchanan (KY)   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Zelda (KY) - Historic   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Catalpa (KY) - Historic   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Louisa (KY)   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Stringtown (KY)   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Five Forks (KY)   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Walbridge (KY) - Historic   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fallsburg (KY)   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Goldie (KY) - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Smoky Valley (KY)   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bolton (KY) - Historic   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Estep (KY) - Historic   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Keturah (KY) - Historic   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Magoffin (KY)
      Lacey (KY)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Martin (KY)
      Hode (KY)   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Inez (KY)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tomahawk (KY)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Beauty (KY)   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Warfield (KY)   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lovely (KY)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Debord (KY)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pilgrim (KY)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Morgan (KY)
      Crockett (KY)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ophir (KY)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Jeptha (KY)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Pike (KY)
      South Williamson (KY)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Varney (KY)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Gallia (OH)
      Crown City (OH)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bladen (OH)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Lawrence (OH)
      Burlington (OH)   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Chesapeake (OH)   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Proctorville (OH)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      South Point (OH)   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Athalia (OH)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Coal Grove (OH)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Andis (OH)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ironton (OH)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hanging Rock (OH)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Vernon (OH)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Scioto (OH)
      Franklin Furnace (OH)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Garden City (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Wayne, see our County-by-County Page for Wayne.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Wayne:

These websites are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the West Virginia State Archives

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of West Virginia to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Wayne County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cabell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kanawha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Logan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Mason County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mingo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Putnam County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Boyd County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carter County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elliott County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greenup County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Johnson County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lawrence County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Magoffin County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Martin County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gallia County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Scioto County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Wayne County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Wayne County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from West Virginia
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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wayne. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Wayne. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wayne) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wayne. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wayne

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wayne. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2243, Longitude: -82.4414     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wayne have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Wayne, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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