Wayne County Historian
Peter Evans

Closed Holidays (2020)

Phone: 315 946-5470 or email: Historian@co.wayne.ny.us

Wayne County NY Public Safety Building
7376 State Route 31
Lyons, NY 14489
NOTE: NO OFFICE ACCESS as of 2020 March 20 until further notice
CALL 315-946-5470 for office access
See sign
Sign in Public Safety Building
on left wall in Public Safety Building lobby

clerk to the Historian: Jane Milem

Wayne County Map
Guide to Wayne County Historic Sites

Check out this new website!!  Great information about Wayne County, with more to come:
Wayne County Historic Sites

April 11, 1823, by act of the NYS Legislature, Wayne County came into existence.
The last county to be “set off” from Ontario County
Along with parts of northern Seneca County
It is unique with lakeshore and fertile lake plain in the north
Undulating with 100s of Drumlins in the middle
Marshy with streams flowing easterly in the south

Info available at Historian Office:
Census; surname folders; subject files;
burial/cemetery data; wills/surrogates before 1900;
library with county, town, church, organization histories;
county maps 1853,1858,1874,1904,1937;
Hoffman Essays; microfilmed records


Research may be done on site at the Office of the County Historian without charge. If you can’t come into the office you may request the Office of the County Historian to do research, using the Research Request Form.

State requests simply and clearly, giving pertinent information but excluding unnecessary detail.

Research Request Form and Deposit Must Accompany All Requests.

Events Calendar

last updated August 4, 2020

  • Wayne County Suffrage History

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