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Henry County Alabama

Henry County was established on December 13, 1819 by the Alabama Territorial Legislature. The area was ceded by the Creek Indian Nation in 1814 under the Treaty of Fort Jackson. Henry County was formed before the State of Alabama was organized. The area that includes Henry County had historically been part of the Lower Creek Confederacy. It was occupied for thousands of years before that by varying cultures of indigenous peoples. Abbeville was designated as the county seat in 1833.

Upon formation, Henry County was the largest county within Alabama, composing all or portions of the present counties of Barbour, Coffee, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Geneva, Houston, and Pike. When the youngest county of Houston was formed in 1903, Henry became the smallest.

After 1814, the colonial settlers' developed Franklin as the first white settlement in the Creek territory. The former river port served Abbeville on the Chattahoochee River. Much of the original Henry County was part of the original Alabama wiregrass region.
Its name is in honor of Patrick Henry, famous orator and Governor of Virginia.
Its county seat is Abbeville. (Source: Wikipedia)

Photo By Rivers Langley, 2012 via the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0


 * Abbeville (county seat)  *  Headland  *  Haleburg  *  Newville  *
    *  Balkum  *  Browns Crossroad  *  Capps  *  Edwin  *  Graball  *  Grandberry Crossroads  *
*  Lawrenceville  *  Otho  *  Screamer  *  Shorterville  *  Tumbleton  *  Wills Crossroads  *  White Oak  *
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Jul 2017: Website redecorated and all pages are mobile friendly; Crime News: VANT, HARDIN, DAVIS, WILLIAMS, LOWE; Marriage News: QUILLIN, ROTCH
Apr 2017: County: 1923 County Officers
Oct 2016: Misc: 20 Businessmen of Henry County in 1908
Jul 2016: Death Records: 1908 - 1909 Deaths
Jun 2016: Death News: BALKUM, WEST - Submitted by Sam and Judy West
Apr 2016: County Records: 1907 County Officers
Jan 2016: County Records: 1931 County Officers: Cemeteries: Peacock Cemetery - Transcribed by Vicki Bryan


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Surrounding Counties     

Barbour County (north)

Clay County, GA (northeast)

Early County, GA (southeast)

Houston County (south)

Dale County (west)



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