Trails to the Past

Iowa

Wayne County

 

 

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Wayne County was formed in 1846 but was still attached to other counties for governmental purposes. It was named after General Anthony Wayne.

Its southern border with Missouri was uncertain until the states got a decision from the US Supreme Court in 1848 which held the 1816 Sullivan line (re-marked in 1850), originally run as the northern boundary of an Osage Indian cession. This line is not a true east-west line so the county does not have an exactly rectangular shape.

There had been settlement in this county as early as 1841 by persons thinking they were in Missouri, but the first settlers intending to be in Iowa came about 1848. Its government was organized and the county seat selected in 1851.

On Line Data

Cities
    Allerton
    Clio
    Corydon
    Humeston
    Lineville
    Millerton
    Promise City
    Seymour
Unincorporated communities
    Cambria
    Confidence
    Harvard
    New York
    Sewal
Ghost town
    Big Spring

Townships
    Benton
    Clay
    Clinton
    Corydon
    Grand River
    Howard
    Jackson
    Jefferson
    Monroe
    Richman
    South Fork
    Union
    Walnut
    Warren
    Washington
    Wright

Post Office in Corydon

Adjacent counties
    Lucas County (north)
    Appanoose County (east)
    Putnam County, Missouri (southeast)
    Mercer County, Missouri (southwest)
    Decatur County (west)

 

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