Formed 13 Feb 1808, 561 square miles
Parent counties: Columbiana and Stark
Evolution of county from date of formation until it assumed its final form
13 Feb 1808: Erected and temporarily attached with Stark to Columbiana until organization of Stark
1 Jan 1809: Attached to Stark
1 Mar 1812: Organized
20 Jan 1824: Part of Holmes attached temporarily until organized
4 Jan 1825: Diminished by organization of Holmes
24 Feb 1846: Diminished by formation of Ashland
There was an original county also named Wayne formed 15 Aug 1786. This county disappeared from Ohio in 1803 when Ohio became a state. It later became Wayne County, Michigan.
Federal Population schedules extant from 1820-1940. (1890 missing)
1820 Manufacturers; 1850 Agricultural; 1850 Industry; 1850 Mortality; 1860 Industry; 1860 Mortality; 1870 Agricultural; 1870 Industry; 1880 Agricultural; 1880 Industry
Baughman, Canaan, Chester, Chippewa, Clinton, Congress, East Union, Franklin, Green, Milton, Paint, Plain, Salt Creek, Sugar Creek, Wayne, and Wooster.
Jana Broglin, OGSF