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Wayne County

FAIRFIELD • Wayne City • Golden Gate • Cisne • Geff • Johnsonville

Wayne County is situated in rural Southeastern Illinois where oil derricks are plentiful and farms dot the landscape.

Rolling hills and prairies surround the county seat of Fairfield, where the quality of life is bolstered by strong commerce, beautiful architecture, and important human services.

A state-of-the-art hospital, a thriving community college and a healthy downtown economy make Fairfield an All-American Midwest setting and a wonderful hometown.

Small town culture thrives in annual festivals held in many towns in the county, the county fair and several strong school systems. A new 18-hole golf course and numerous municipal parks make Fairfield a playground for recreation.

Fairfield is also the home of Airtex Products Inc., one of the world's largest producers of water and fuel pumps for the automotive industry.

Wayne County has a rich past … and a certain future.

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Scenes from Sam Dale Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area

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