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Welcome to Wayne County, NCGenWeb!

Wayne County established on November 2, 1779 from the western part of Dobbs County. It was named for “Mad Anthony” Wayne, a general in the American Revolutionary War.

This site is based on your contributions, so please contribute any relevant records.  Your county coordinator is Guy Potts.


Photo Credit: Hotel Olivette (1908) – was owned and operated by Cullen Blackman Hatch, a son of Joseph Hatch and the father of Cullen B. Hatch. Mr. Hatch married Miss Eliza Holmes, the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. William Holmes. He attended Poughkeepsie Business College (N.Y.), was a merchant in the town for many years and was also in real estate. Courtesy of the North Carolina Postcard Collection.