Henry County, Tennessee
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Henry County Information
Founded in 1821
The county is named for the Virginia orator Patrick Henry, who was a Virginia patriot and statesman as well as leader of the Revolutionary movement. Twice Governor of Virginia, and member of the convention which ratified the Constitution in 1788. He would decline presidential appointments for positions such as senator in 1794, secretary of state in 1795, chief justice of the United States, and the minister to France.
The county seat is Paris.

 McKenzie (mostly in Carroll County and a small portion in Weakley County)
Paris (county seat)

 Cottage Grove * Henry

Unincorporated Communities
 Buchanan * Como * Mansfield * Midway (north) * Midway (south) * Old Springville * Spring Creek * Springville * Whitlock

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Website Updates:
July 2017:  1830 Census
June 2017:
obits for COX, EDGAR.  Marriage announcements for MOORE-SMITH, COX-HARRIS, SHUFF-MCCLURE, OVERCAST-SCOTT.  Sicklist news stories for NICHOLSON, SQUER.  Birth notice for BAUCUM.  Gossip news for various names




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