Wayne county is located in southern Illinois between Jefferson County
and Edwards County
. Interstate 64
skirts its southern boundary.
The county was created in 1819 but its final boundaries were set in 1824 when a northern portion of the county was ceded to Clay County. It is named for "Mad Anthony" Wayne, a General in the Revoultionary War who later battled Native Americans in the Northwest Territory.
The county seat is Fairfield and the county population on July 1, 1999, was 16,967, a decrease of 274 over the 1990 census.
Outdoor enthusiastis flock to Sam Dale Conservation Area near Johnsonville to enjoy the 200-acre lake and surrounding recreational area.
For information on county government, contact the National Association of Counties Web site.
Additional information is available at these pages:
Other Illinois Counties nearby:
(Louisville) Clay County
(Albion) Edwards County
(Benton) Franklin County
(McLeansboro) Hamilton County
(Mt. Vernon) Jefferson County
(Lawrenceville) Lawrence County
07/18 Coming to The Fairfield area
Lotus World Music and Arts Festival Bloomington IN May10 The annual Lotus World Music and Arts Festival celebrates the diversity, beauty, and joy of music and arts from cultures around the world.
International Bar-B-Q Festival Owensboro KY May10-11 The Owensboro riverfront becomes a hub of activity when cooking teams gather to compete with their secret recipes for barbecue.
Historic Newburgh Wine, Art and Jazz Festival Newburgh IN May17-18 There will be non stop jazz, wonderful wines, great food, and the opportunity to browse and purchase local art. All of this overlooking the beautiful Ohio River at the Old Lock & Dam Park.
Belleville Art on the Square Belleville IL May17-19
Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair Springfield IL May18-19 Whether you are a serious art collector or are just developing an appreciation, there is original art here for you, in the form of jewelry, sculpture, photography, glassware, pottery, wood, metalwork, oils, watercolors, and other media.
Lower Town Arts and Music Festival Paducah KY May17-19 The Lower Town Arts and Music Festival in Paducah, Kentucky is THE regional Festival for Western Kentucky and the surrounding area. The Festival's mission is to celebrate the cultural richness of this part of the country.