Child's 1867-68 Gazetteer and
Business Directory of Wayne County, New York
is an important book of Wayne County history and genealogy.
In terms of detailed information about
the towns and their inhabitants in the years immediately following the
Civil War, it's probably the most important. We've re-published
this volume on CD-ROM. Please
CLICK HERE to go
to a page with more information about it.
We also offer as
a download, in PDF format, the Wayne County, NY chapter from French's
Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860).
This important gazetteer -- to which
Child acknowledges his debt in Child's Gazetteer of Wayne County,
slightly less than a decade later -- provides a very useful capsule view of
Wayne County, minus the advertisements, minus the lists of businesses
and people you will find in Child, and as noted, a few critically
important years earlier.
You may want to order the
Child's Gazetteer CD-ROM, and while you're waiting for the mail,
download this 8 page chapter from French's Gazetteer and get started.
The following Wayne County localities are mentioned in boldface in this
chapter: Arcadia, Newark, Fairville, Marbletown, Jessups Corners,
Hydeville, Butler, South Butler, West Butler, Westbury, Butler Center,
Galen, Clyde, Lock Berlin, Angelis Corners, Meadville, Huron, North
Huron, South Huron, Port Glascow, Lyons, Alloway, Macedon, Macedon
Center, Marion, Ontario, Ontario Center, Furnace Village, New Boston,
Palmyra, East Palmyra, Rose, Rose Valley, Wayne Center, Glenmark Falls,
Savannah, Sodus, Sodus Point, Sodus Center, South Sodus, Alton, Joy,
Walworth, West Walworth, Williamson, Pultneyville, East Williamson,
Wolcott, and Red Creek. The Wayne County chapter from French's
Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860). 8+ pages, PDF
format, download now for $2.50.
Wayne County chapter from Mather &
Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York
(1848). A dozen years before French's Gazetteer, and nearly
20 years before Child's Gazetteer. Brief; just four pages
-- more or less the usual length of an upstate county portrait in Mather
& Brockett, and an important part of the historical record. In
addition, we include the section on land grants and patents in New York
State. 4++ pages, in PDF format, download now for $2.50.
Charity in New York State in 1906: State
Institutions. This chapter from volume II of the Annual Report of the State
Board of Charities for the year 1906 contains a section about the New
York State government's State Custodial Asylum for Feeble-Minded Women,
located in Newark, Wayne County. See our
New York State Miscellany page for
more information about this chapter.