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Henry County Missouri
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Established: Dec. 13, 1834
First organized as Rives. Oct. 15, 1841 name changed to Henry.
Parent County: Lillard
(now Lafayette) County Seat: Clinton
Named After: Patrick Henry, Revolutionary patriot
Henry County is a county located in the western portion of the U.S. state of Missouri. It's
county seat is Clinton. The county was organized December 13, 1834 as Rives County but was renamed in 1841 for Revolutionary War patriot Patrick Henry. The county originally had been named after
William Cabell Rives, who was then serving as a U.S. Senator from Virginia. However, Rives lost popularity in Missouri after he joined the Whig Party.