Wayne County (Ohio)

Wayne County, Ohio

Wayne County is in Northeast Ohio. It is predominantly a rural area within the southwestern portion of the region. Wayne County covers over 550 square miles and is the 13th largest county in Ohio. As of 2000 census, the population was 111,564.


Wayne County Courthouse
Wayne County, Ohio

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Amish Country - Not as predominant as its neighbor to the south, Holmes County, Wayne County has Amish sightings through much of its central and southern regions. The southern portion of the county is where a number of Amish communities can be found. Amish themed shops and restaurants dot the landscape throughout Wayne County.


Mt. Eaton

Wayne County is predominantly rural. The landscape can be stunning with mile after mile of farmland. Though it is mainly open country, Wayne County won't give you that feeling of seclusion like other open areas of the United States or even Ohio. You shouldn't find it hard to find a gas station, or shopping area within 10 to 20 miles of each other. Wayne County towns are popular bedroom communities for many working in the metro areas of Akron, Canton, and Cleveland.


English is spoken by almost all the residents, English (non-Amish) and Amish, in Wayne County; however the Amish do have their own dialect they speak called Pennsylvania Deutsch.

Like most all other areas within Northeast Ohio, residents in Wayne County may refer to distance in the time spent to reach a location by vehicle. Not 30 miles, but 45 minutes.

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Get around

Driving is the best way to get around. Hiking may be an option in some areas. Not too many public taxi services available throughout the county.




Amish/Homestyle - Restaurants all over the county.

Ice Cream Drive-ins - Ice cream, shakes, floats, and sometimes food.

Cafes - Coffee, tea, and other assorted beverages.

Bar and Grilles - Mainly in Wooster, alcoholic drinks and grilled foods.


Stay safe

On the country roads, especially in the central and southern regions, be careful driving at high speeds, especially over ridges. Slow moving Amish buggies and farm machinery frequently share these roads and high speed accidents with them have been disastrous.

Overall Wayne County is safe, but like anywhere else use common sense and take safety precautions.

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Adjacent counties

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