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Wayne County

Wayne County was formed on December 13, 1800, from both Pulaski and Cumberland counties. It was the 43rd county in order of formation and is named after former General “Mad Anthony” Wayne who was a hero of both the American Revolution and the Northwest Indian War. Wayne’s victory at the Battle of Fallen Timbers virtually ended all Indian threat against Kentucky settlers. While the populaiton count of the county is at 20,813 residents, it also has a total area of 484 sqaure miles.