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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Wayne County, Georgia

Wayne County, Georgia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "The county was named for Mad Anthony Wayne whose military career had made him a well known hero. When he surprised the British garrison at Stony Point on July 15, 1779, he acquired the nickname “Mad” Anthony. From one siege to another, he was a vital member of General George Washington’s staff serving well under General Nathanael Greene and coming to Georgia in 1781 in his service during the American Revolution."

More on Wayne stuff in Georgia. I might clarify that while the Georgia/Indiana/Pennsylvania connections are new to me, I'm sure they are not to local historians.

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