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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)
HENRY COUNTY COURTHOUSE Photo By Rivers Langley, 2012 via the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0
CITIES, TOWNS, AND POPULATED PLACES
* 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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Sept 2018: Marriage News: HUDSPETH, SPIVEY, TRAWICK, THORNTON; Sick List News: GRIFFIN, STOKES, THORNTON; Death News: ROBISONJun 2018: Sick List News: GRIFFIN; Marriage News: BROWN, SHADGATEMar 2018: Death News: KNOWLES, DAVIS; Marriage News: JOHNSON, WHIGHAM, YOUNGBLOOD, BUSH, JONES; Visiting News: BLACKSHEAR, ARMSTRONG, PURCELL, ETHRIDGEDec 2017: Marriage News: SUMMERFORD, MILLER, HARDY, SMITH, ELMORE, BROWN, SHEEHAN, JOHNSON; Visiting News: SIMSJul 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
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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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