Wayne County, North Carolina

Wayne Co., NC

Wayne Co., NC


Wayne County was established on November 2, 1779 from the western part of Dobbs County. It was named for "Mad Anthony" Wayne, a general in the American Revolutionary War. The act, establishing the County, provided the first court should be held at the home of Josiah Sasser at which time the justices were to decide on a place for all subsequent courts until a courthouse could be erected. By 1782 the commissioners were named. In 1787 an act was passed establishing Waynesborough on the west side of the Neuse River on the land of Doctor Andrew Bass where the courthouse now stands.

Information regarding deeds in the area that would become Wayne County can be found in the Early North Carolina Deed Index.

Modern Day Counties Adjacent

Wayne County is bordered by Wilson County on the north, Greene to the east NE, Lenoir on the east SE, Duplin to the south, Sampson in the southwest and Johnston on the west.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne_County,_North_Carolina

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