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To the Wayne County web site. We hope you enjoy your visit.


The Society is now engaged in raising funds to provide a Highway Marker for Rev. War Soldier, Cary Henry Hampton, who is buried on Docks Creek. Click here to see story.



The present Court House of Wayne County. Built about 1922-1923, after the burning of the prior court house in 1921. (Photo courtesy Lisa Osburn Amorim)



This picture is of the new Wayne County Court House annex. It is located directly across the street from the Court House.


This is the new Fort Gay K-8 Grade School, which opened this fall for classes. On the mound to the right, under the large tree,

is located the John Wellman Cemetery




The Wayne County Genealogy Society building during Fall Festival Time.

Photos by Howard Osburn

We now have a new page entitled "FOUND A TOMBSTONE", dedicated to difficult to locate gravesites.  (Click Here)


Ronnie Adkins has completed a new book on the Ross Family of Wayne County. Ronnie is also the author of other genealogy books of this area. Ronnie informs me that this new book contains about 1000 pages and lists some 30,000 descendants of John Ross and his wives, Mary Harvey Davis and Hannah Scott.  The price is $87.50 plus $5.25 postage. .............. UPDATE................. Ronnie has donated the remainder of his Ross Books to the WCGHS.  The supply is very limited and these are the last of the books. We are selling them at the reduced price of $50.00 plus $5.00 postage. Send your order to WCGHS, P.O. Box 787, Wayne, WV  25570


We have just completed Volume Five of Wayne County Cemeteries.

The book will be available just after the first of the year 2017

(The book has now arrived and ready for shipment)

To view the listings

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Now that we have Cem. Book Volume Five available, we wish to make a special offer. The five volumes bought separately would cost $120 plus $15 postage. If you would like to purchase the five volumes in a bundle, the special price will be $100 plus $5 postage. Send us a message with your order, or simply sent the check to WCGHS, P.O. box 787, Wayne, WV  25570

We have reduced the price of the two volume set of books on the Napier family!!  Will make a great Christmas gift. To see details, CLICK HERE


The Wayne County Genealogy Society has just completed an updated version of the 1920 WC Census book. The first book was published almost 20 years ago. The book contains 561 pages. We have converted it from street address to alphabetical format. We have corrected several mistakes in the annotations, and have added numerous new annotations. Also added are all the marriage records available throughout the entire state of WV. This is a massive improvement from the original. The front cover has a photo of the early Methodist brick church, built in the mid-late 1800's. If you have an interest, you may order from WCGHS. The price is $65 PP.


NOTICE -- All of the material presented on this web site is the property of The Wayne County Genealogical And Historical Society. It is intended for personal use only, and cannot be copied and used in any type of publication, including posting to other web sites, without the express permission of the Society. Please consider joining our Society. The dues are just $20.00 per year, and as a member you will receive our quarterly newsletters. They contain 36 pages each and contain a treasure of research material. To view a copy, please click here.


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