Wayne County is located in the state of Michigan and is also the state’s most populous county. The total population of the county was 1,764,804 in 2014, putting it in the top 20 most populous counties in the U.S. The county seat of Wayne County is Detroit, which is also the most populous city in the state. Wayne County is part of the greater Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, Michigan Metropolitan Statistical Area. It derives its name from Revolutionary War General Anthony Wayne.

A Brief History of Wayne County

Wayne County was designated one of the first six original counties in the Northwest Territory of the U.S. in 1796. It was a huge county, comprised of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan and most of the Upper Peninsula as well, and smaller sections that are now parts of northern Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. The boundaries were obviously adjusted as Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois became separate states.

Wayne County Today

These days, Wayne County contains the Michigan cities of Allen Park, Belleville, Dearborn Heights, Dearborn, Detroit, Ecorse, Flat Rock, Garden City, Gibraltar, Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe Shores, Grosse Pointe Woods, Hamtramck, Harper Woods, Highland Park, Inkster, Lincoln Park, Livonia, Melvindale, Northville, Plymouth, River Rouge, Riverview, Rockwood, Romulus, Southgate, Taylor, Trenton, Wayne, Westland, Woodhaven, and Wyandotte. It also contains the townships of Brownstown Charter Township, Canton Charter Township, Grosse Ile Township, Huron Charter Township, Northville Charter Township, Plymouth Charter Township, Redford Charter Township, Sumpter Township, and Van Buren Charter Township.

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