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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)
CITIES AND MUNICIPALITIES
* Abbeville * Haleburg * Capps * Browntown * Headland * Newville *
* Dothan (part is in Dale County and Houston County)
Unincorporated Communities: * Graball * Otho * Shorterville *
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- Website Updates: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
- Oct 2015: County Records: 1913 County Officers
- Jul 2015: 1939 Confederate Pensioners; Death News: THURMAN
- Apr 2015: Deaths: 1860 Mortality Schedule
- Jan 2015: Death News: BOWDON, CORTER; Civil War News: 1863 Deserters from the 15th Alabama Regiment: MERRIT, GALLOWAY, RALEY, SHOLAR, HENDLEY, CARTER
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