Wayne County's economy is based on a combination of manufacturing enterprises, construction trades, recreation and agriculture. Major employers in Wayne County include: Pennsylvania State Government, Caesers World Inc., Wayne Memorial Hospital Inc., Wayne Highlands School District, and Wal-Mart Associates Inc.* Wayne County (population 48,392, 729 square miles) was created on March 21, 1798, from part of Northampton County and named for General Anthony Wayne. Honesdale, the county seat, was named for Philip Hone, President of the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company.
Lake Wallenpaupack, located in Wayne County, offers year-round outdoor recreation opportunities, including fishing, boating and water skiing. Many cold-weather activities are available including skiing, snowmobiling and ice fishing.
Principal cities, towns or municipalities
Chamber of Commerce
- Hawley - Lake Wallenpaupack Chamber of Commerce
- The Southern Wayne Regional Chamber of Commerce
- Wayne County Chamber of Commerce
- School profiles
- EdNA - Search by county for information about schools, intermediate units, vocational technical schools, and higher education.
Housing, recreation, shopping, restaurants
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*Employer information provided by Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry.