Wayne County, Illinois

County: Wayne

State: Illinois

Lat/Long: 38.433357, -88.412619

The Illinois General Assembly created Wayne County out of Edwards County in 1819. Commissioners appointed for the purpose chose the site of Fairfield as the seat of the new county.

"An Act Establishing a New County out of the County of Edwards," 26 March 1819, Laws of Illinois (1819), 268-69; History of Wayne and Clay Counties, Illinois (Chicago: Globe, 1884), 179-80.