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to Wayne County, Iowa!
My name is Ann (Sears) Selvig
and I am the volunteer coordinator for Wayne County!
While I do not live in Iowa, the paternal side of my family
is from this area and my grandparents were farmers in Sewal
and then retired to Corydon.
I have, over time, collected a
variety of different research materials related to Wayne
County and I welcome any comments, ideas, thoughts or
contributions you may wish to make to this website.
You can contact me via the link below.
Thank you for stopping by and
please visit often!
County Data Menu
|Wayne County of Yesteryear||
Off-Site Research Links
Wayne County Census
Birth and Death Records
1940 Federal Census
Birth Records Index
Wayne County Death Index 1918-1920
Wayne County Death Index 1935-1939
Wayne County Mining Casualties
Wayne County Cemetery/Obituary Research
Wayne County Military History
List by Township
Transcribed Wayne County Biographies
Wayne County Family History
|Transcribed Wayne County
Wayne County Research Contacts
Corydon Telephone Directory
1954 Promise City Telephone Directory
1954 Humeston Telephone Directory
May 1956 Allerton 万家彩票appPhonebook
Oct 1956 Humeston 万家彩票appPhonebook
Sept 1959 Millerton Directory
Apr 1961 Humeston 万家彩票appPhonebook
Apr 1963 Humeston Derby 万家彩票appPhonebook
Wayne County Centennials
|Allerton, Iowa July 5-6 1874-1974
Centennial ~ a
work in progress!
Articles from the book
Biographies from the book
22nd Annual Wayne County Basketball Tournament
|Wayne County Miscellaneous Items||Wayne County Cook Book Recipes|
Wayne County Pastors and Ministers
1905 Post-Offices and Postmasters
IAGenWeb Special Projects
Wayne County Special Projects
More County Facts:
Wayne County is the fifth county west of the
Mississippi River and borders the Missouri Counties of
Putnam to the southeast and Mercer to the south and
the Iowa Counties of Decatur to the west, Lucas to the
north, and Appanoose to the east. It is comprised of
336,000 acres and 525 sq. miles. It is rich in
Historical value as the Mormons laid their trail
through here in 1846, while making their way from
Nauvoo, Illinois to the Great Salt Lake in Utah. The
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad ran through
here, gaining prosperity for its towns people, as well
as the discovery of coal, which helped increase the
population of the county as people began moving in. It
contains the 16 townships of Warren, Jackson, Howard,
Clinton, Medicine, Washington, Benton, Clay,
Jefferson, Monroe, Corydon, Richman, Walnut, Grand
River, South Fork and Union.
As of the 2010 census, there was a population of
6,403 in the county, a decrease in census of 327, when
compared to the census of 2000, where there were
6,730 people, 2,821 households and 1,918 families
residing in Wayne County.
Corydon is the county seat, and other cities include Allerton, Clio, Humeston, Lineville, Millerton, Promise City and Seymour. Cambria, Confidence, Harvard, New York and Sewal are all unincorporated communities in Wayne County.