Wayne County Neighbors

Whenever you ask a local citizen what they like about living in Wayne County, inevitably, one of the reasons they list is the proximity to a wide variety of opportunities for work, entertainment and tourism within a short driving distance.  Here is a short list of our neighboring counties and communities, as well as large cities within easy driving distance.

Indiana

Randolph County, Indiana

Henry County, Indiana

Union County, Indiana

Fayette County, Indiana

 

Ohio

Preble County, Ohio

  • County Seat: Eaton

  • Highlights: Largely agricultural, Preble is home to the only remaining double-barreled covered bridge in Ohio. Known as the Roberts Covered Bridge, the structure has stood since 1829. Famous New Paris, Ohio son, songwriter Benjamin Hanby wrote the Christmas carol "Up on a House Top".

Darke County, Ohio

  • County Seat: Greenville

  • Highlights: Darke County is steeped in history as the site of the signing of the Treaty of Greene Ville in 1795. The Garst Museum celebrates it's famous daughter and son, Annie Oakley and Lowell Thomas. See how KitchenAid Stand Mixers are made on a factory tour.  Don't miss the Great Darke County Fair in August - held since 1853!

City Mileage Approx. Time
Dayton, Ohio 45 miles 55 minutes
Indianapolis, Indiana 72 miles 1 hour 15 minutes
Cincinnati, Ohio 60 miles 1 hour 30 minutes
Fort Wayne, Indiana 93 miles 2 hours
Columbus, Ohio 104 miles 2 hours
Toledo, Ohio 181 miles 3 hours
Louisville, Kentucky 186 miles 3 hours, 15 minutes
Chicago, Illinois 253 miles 4 hours 30 minues

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Wayne County was formed in 1811. It was named for General "Mad" Anthony Wayne, who was an officer during the Revolutionary War. Wayne is mainly remembered for his service in the 1790's in the Northwest Indian War, which included many actions in Indiana and Ohio.