Wayne County

Boston | Cambridge City
Centerville | Dublin
East Germantown | Economy
Fountain City | Greens Fork
Hagerstown | Milton
Richmond | Spring Grove
Webster | Whitewater
Williamsburg

Area
404.34 sq mi
Population
66,613
Density
176/sq mi
County Seat
Richmond

Events

Meltdown Winter Ice Festival
January
Richmond Shakespeare Festival
June
Historic National Road Yard Sale
August

Top Employers

Reid Health
Richmond Community Schools
Belden
SugarCreek Packing
Richmond State Hospital

Notable Residents

Levi and Catherine Coffin
Underground railroad organizers
Ralph Teetor
Industrialist and inventor of the automobile cruise control
Oliver P. Morton
War Governor of Indiana during the Civil War

Trivia

Richmond is known as the birthplace of recorded jazz. During the early 19th century, jazz greats like Louis Armstrong, Hoagy Carmichael, Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, Charley Patton, Thomas A. Dorsey, Gene Autry and many other artists recorded at Gennett Records.

The Richmond Art Museum is the only active public art museum housed within an active public high school in the United States.

Wayne County is the home to the only two Egyptian Mummies in Indiana.

Get to know Wayne County

Ambassador: Roxie Deer

Roxie Deer is a lifelong Wayne County resident. Currently serving as the Director of Professional Development for the Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce, Roxie has spent her career working in community development. During her free time, Roxie spends her time with friends at community events, enjoying time with her fur babies and finding great new restaurants.

Visiting Wayne County? You should check out the Depot District. I love grabbing lunch there, spending an evening at The Barn at Helm or exploring the trails with my pups at Cope Environmental Center!