About Wayne County

Welcome to Wayne County, Indiana!

Located in the heart of the Midwest in east-central Indiana, along the Ohio border, Wayne County is home to68,643citizens. Its rich farmland and unique geography encouraged early settlers to make their home here as early as 1806. Today, agriculture remains an important factor in the local economy, and area businesses continue to benefit from Wayne County's central location to a large percentage of the population of the United States.

We proudly share our amazing history via multiple museums and outstanding historic architecture but our active citizens remain focused on creating future-focused programs that will continue to benefit our communities for years to come.

Take your time, explore our site, and get to know Wayne County, Indiana!

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Wayne County, Indiana Government / County Seat: Richmond

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Did You Know?

Wayne County was formed in 1811. It was named for General "Mad" Anthony Wayne, who was an officer during the Revolutionary War. Wayne is mainly remembered for his service in the 1790's in the Northwest Indian War, which included many actions in Indiana and Ohio.