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The History of Our Township

Waynesville is a wonderful place to live where neighbors truly care and take care of each other. We are proud of living in such a strong and vibrant community.


One of the original townships of Warren County, it was created on May 10, 1803, nine days after the county was erected. The original boundaries were: "Beginning at the northeast corner of Section 33 in the third township; thence east to the northeast corner of the county; thence south to a point drawn due east from the north boundard of the third military range; thence due west to the southwest corner of Section 25, in the fourth range; thence due north to the place of beginning." When created, Warren County extended much farther to the east than today and Wayne Township encompassed a large area now in Clinton County. On June 26, 1806, Eaton Township was created from that part of Wayne lying east of Caesars Creek. On August 4, 1804, a strip two miles wide was taken from the south side and made part of the new Turtlecreek Township and on September 11, 1815, a two-mile wide strip was cut of the west side and added to the new Clearcreek Township. On October 10, 1850, Massie Township was created from parts of Wayne and Washington Townships.


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