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Welcome to Wayne ...

The town of Wayne is located in Wayne County<1> and is the County Seat for Wayne County.

The location of Wayne has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Wayne has a population of 1,580 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Wayne.

Wayne is 600 feet [183 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Wayne lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Wayne: (304) and (681)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wayne had an population of 1,580 people. This is an increase of 11.82% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 42.99% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wayne had a population of 1,413 people. This makes Wayne the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Wayne represents 0.08% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 88th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,413 people, the population of Wayne increased 27.87% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,105 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Wayne.

Communities Also Named Wayne ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 28 communities that are also named Wayne - they are located in Alabama, Alberta, Arizona, California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri (2), Montana (2), Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Ohio (4), Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Washington and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Wayne.

Communities near Wayne ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Wayne.

  • Huntington
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntington
    • Huntington lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Wayne.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 44,934 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huntington<7>
  • Barboursville
  • South Point
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Point
    • South Point lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Wayne.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,813 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Point
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Point<7>
  • Kenova
  • Louisa
  • Catlettsburg
  • Ceredo
  • Hamlin
  • Chesapeake
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesapeake
    • Chesapeake lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of Wayne.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 696 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesapeake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesapeake
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chesapeake<7>
  • West Hamlin
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Hamlin
    • West Hamlin lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the east of Wayne.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 689 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Hamlin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Hamlin

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Wayne. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Wayne.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wayne. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Wayne.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wayne. See our Newspapers Page for Wayne.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wayne ...

Looking for more information about Wayne? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Wayne, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Wayne.

Adding Wayne to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Wayne in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

The earliest source that we've referenced which mentioned Wayne was on a map titled Map of West Virginia (from Rand McNally, 1911).

We also found Wayne on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for West Virginia (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Wayne.

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: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Wayne, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wayne.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wayne - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wayne) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, 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 WayneOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wayne. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2243, Longitude: -82.4414       In this case, the coordinates for Wayne have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

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