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The three photos below and two on the next page were taken by Rick Ferris when he visited Wayne County back in May 1996.

Ferris Homestead

This picture is the Ferris homestead on the east side of Hadden Road, about two miles south of Pilgrim's Rest. The house is over 100 years old and has been continuously occupied, though not always by Ferris family members. O'Connell Ferris (1915-1992) sold all but two acres containing two houses and out buildings when he could no longer farm it himself.

Wayne County Courthouse

The Wayne County Court House on Church Street in Lyons, taken from the Village Square. On the other side of the square on Pearl Street, behind me as I took this picture, is the County Clerk's Office. They have records storage on the ground floor and in the basement. The County Historian is located on the second floor, above the Clerk's Office.

Wayne County Museum

The Wayne County Museum on Butternut Street. Built in 1854 as the Sheriff's residence and Jail, the building still has cells upstairs, used for storage. The Wayne County Historical Society runs the museum and has a gift shop inside. The museum takes up the entire basement, most of the ground floor and a small barn out back.

More Photos

Contributed by Richard L. Ferris of Aiea, Hawaii

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