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Welcome to Hendry County, Florida Genealogy Trails!
Our goal is to help you track your ancestors
through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data
and placing it online for the free use of all researchers.
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Hendry County was created in 1923. It was named for
Major Francis A. Hendry, one of the first settlers. The Florida
Heartland is a region of Florida located to the north and west of Lake
Okeechobee. Unlike the coastal areas to the east and west, the rural
nature of the Florida Heartland is culturally closer to the Deep South
than the rest of peninsular Florida The Hendry County Courthouse,
starting point for the annual Swamp Cabbage Festival parade, was
designed in the Italian Renaissance Revival style by E. C. Hosford and
built in 1926. Local legend states that the clock in the tower does not
tell time, having been struck by lightning shortly after the building
was completed. Other versions hold that the clock was removed lest it
become a lightning hazard, still others that its mechanism was
improperly wound and burned itself out. In any event, for decades the
clock tower stood without hands, leading to inevitable comments that
"time stands still " in drowsy LaBelle. We have been assured, however,
that the clock has been fixed so that the Swamp Cabbage Parade can
start on time.
Clewiston - Felda - Flaghole - Fort Denaud - Harlem - LaBelle - Ladeca
Acres - Port LaBelle
County Seat: LaBelle
Square Miles: 1,190
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