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AETNA. A former station on the C., B. & Q. R. R. about three miles east of Corydon, as shown on maps of 1909.


BENTONVILLE. A village and station on the C., B. & Q. R. R. about five miles northwest of Corydon. Post office, ]887-95. Formerly called Peoria (see below).


BETHLEHEM. A town platted in 1853 in the southeast corner of section 24, Union Township. Prosperous in its day. Post office, 1852 1902.


BIG SPRING. A post office (1875-1901) in section 17, Jefferson Township.


BRIDGEPORT. A former station on the C., B. & Q. R. R. about four miles west of Promise City.


CAMBRIA. A former village and station on the C., B. & Q. R. R. about seven miles northwest of Corydon.


CLINTON CENTER. A hamlet in the southeastern part of section 9 and the southwestern part of section 10, Clinton Township.  

Post office 1893-1902.


CONFIDENCE. A village in the southeast corner of section 11 and the northeast corner of section 14, Wright Township.  

Post office 1859-1903.


GENOA. A village laid out in 1855 in the southwestern part of section 13, Monroe Township.  Post office 1856-1904.


GRAINVILLE. The former name of the present village of Harvard, Grainville was also the name of the post office from ]876 to 1882.


GRAND RIVER. A post office (1851-72) in the southwestern part of Grand River Township, at or near the location of the present town of Lineville.


HAPPY HOLLOW. A hamlet about two miles east of Harvard in the years around 1900, principally occupied by coal miners.


HARVARD. A former village and station on the C., R. I. & P. Ry., about five miles east of Allerton.


HODGE. A station on the C., R. I & P. Ry. between Allerton and Clio. Post office, 1884-98.


KNIFFIN. First, a country post office, and after the building of the railway in 1871, a station on the C., R. 1. & P. in section 18, Walnut Township.

Post office, 1858-1903.


LEWISBURG. A village in the center of section 20, Clay Township. Post office, 1857-1902.


LUCERNE. A post office (1860-67) in the eastern part of Richman Township.


NEW YORK. A village platted in 1855 in the northern part of section 22, Union Township. Post office, 1856-1903.


ORLANDO. A post office (1860-62) somewhat southwest of the center of Benton Township, or about five miles west of Corydon.


OVID. A post office (1891-1902) in section 19, Union Township.


PEORIA. Platted as a town in 1853 on the south line of section 10, and the north line of section 15, Benton Township, midway as to east and west of that line

and about five miles northwest of Corydon. In the late 1880's the name was changed to Bentonville (see above)


SAMVILLE. A post office (1886-87) at or near the later village of Bentonville (see above).


SAXON. A post office (1888-1901) in section 25, Clay Township.


SELMA. A post office (1866-78) in section 4, Richman Township.


SOUTH FORK. A post office (1849-62) near the northeast corner of Walnut Township, on the South Fork of Chariton River.


UNA. A place in the southwestern part of Union Township, about six miles north of Corydon, as appears on maps from 1863 to 1869. Post office, 1863-64.


WARSAW. A hamlet in the northwest corner of section 8, Howard Township. Post office, 1855 to 1861 and from 1866 to 1903.


WAYNE CROSS ROADS. Listed as a post office in Wayne County from 1858 to 1860, but the location not found.

Wayne County was named after

Anthony Wayne.

Who was a General in the

Revolutionary War





Established January 13, 1846

Wayne County

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