Hendry County, Florida
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Hendry County 

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
Year Organized: 1923
Square Miles: 1,190


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July 2016 -  Hendry County is now mobile friendly! Visiting, party news added. Marriages from 1930 added.


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