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Aug 20, 1794

Mad Anthony Wayne's army defeats Blue Jacket's warriors at the Battle of Fallen Timbers in Ohio, ending Indian threat era in West Virginia

1800

Fort Gay was the first permanent settlement in Wayne County

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1833

Sam Vinson was born

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Jan 18, 1842

Wayne County was established from Cabell County

1857

The town of Ceredo founded by Northern abolitionist, Eli Thayer

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1866

Ceredo was incorporated

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1870

Wayne County population was at 7,852

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1871

Huntington was founded by Collis P. Huntington

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1875

Cassville was chartered

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1882

Wayne was incorporated as Fairview

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1889

Kenova founded by L. T. Peck

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1890

The original line of the Norfolk & Western from Kenova to Mingo County was completed

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1892

Charles W. Ferguson II was born

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1894

Kenova was chartered

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1900

Wayne County population was at 23,619

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1904

Sam Vinson died

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1911

Fairview changed its name to Wayne

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1920

C. W. Ferguson III was born

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1921

Huntington expanded corporate limits into Wayne County

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1928

Charles W. Ferguson II became circuit judge

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1932

Cassville's name changed to Fort Gay

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Nov 06, 1956

Milton Ferguson ran unsuccessfully for governor

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1967

C. W. Ferguson III became circuit judge

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1976

Charles W. Ferguson II died

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1980

Wayne County population was 46,021

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1984

C. W. Ferguson III stopped serving as circuit judge

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1995

C. W. Ferguson III died

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2000

Wayne County population was 42, 903

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