Henry County, Alabama

county in Alabama, United States

Henry County is a county on the southeastern border of the U.S. state of Alabama. As of the 2010 census, the population was 17,302.[1] The county seat is Abbeville.[2] The county was named for Patrick Henry (1736–1799), famous orator and Governor of Virginia.[3]

Henry County was founded on December 13, 1819.


  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 11, 2011. Retrieved May 16, 2014.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 155.