Wayne, West Virginia

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Wayne, West Virginia (WV), the county seat of Wayne County, was established in 1842 as Trout's Hill in honor of Abraham Trout, who owned the land upon which the town was platted. Wayne was incorporated in 1882 and named in honor of General Anthony "Mad Anthony" Wayne.  The community is situated on a hill overlooking Twelvepole Creek, a tributary of the Ohio River, approximately 20 miles south of the mouth of the creek at Ceredo, West Virginia

Lodging near Wayne, West Virginia

Parks & Public Recreation

The following parks and public recreation areas are located within 20 miles of Wayne.


Wayne is located on highways WV-37 and WV-152 approximately 15 miles south of Huntington, West Virginia, 15 miles northeast of Fort Gay, West Virginia, 25 miles southeast of Kenova, West Virginia.

Map of Wayne, WV

Regional Information

Wayne is located in the in western West Virginia.