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Wayne County

Wayne County is named for Anthony Wayne, who was a general in the American Revolutionary War, and who lived from 1745 to 1796.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Lake Ontario and Ontario, Canada

E – Cayuga County

S – Seneca County and Ontario County 

W – Monroe County


Created:  April 11, 1823                          Map of New York highlighting Wayne County

County Seat:

Lyons  1823 – present


County Courthouse – Lyons  


Location:  26 Church Street / William Street

Built:  1853 – 1854

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  Henry Searl of Rochester

Contractor:  John Adams, Stephen Marshall and Francis E Cornwall


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick structure. The south front has a large portico supported by four high white colored columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The entrance is framed with white colored wood. The windows on the second story are long and narrow. On the center of the roof is a large octagonal dome with silver colored roof and parapet at the top. The supervisor was Jacob Scheible. Remodeled in 1897. The architect was Kelly and Headley of Rochester and the contractor was Schreiber and Schattner. In 1957, an addition was added on the north side.


See:  The architect, Henry Searl of Rochester also designed the courthouse in Ontraio County.


County Hall of Justice – Lyons  



Location:  54 Broad Street / Church Street

Built:  1994 – 1996

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Sear-Brown Group Inc. of Rochester

Contractor:  Javen Construction Company Inc. of Penfield


Description:  The building faces south and is a three story red colored brick, glass and concrete structure. The south front of the rectangular building has a central entrance on the first story with horizontal windows with buff and black colored horizontal sections between the windows. The roof line is flat.


Note:  The accepted bid for construction was $2,658,000,


See:  The 7th Judicial District is located at 99 Exchange Boulevard in Rochester and includes Cayuga CountyLivingston CountyMonroe CountyOntario County, Seneca CountySteuben County and Yates County


County Courthouse – Lyons

















Photos taken 2010 and 2014