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Dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1895
1821
1895
1866
1819
1822
For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries | Parent County


Henry County, Alabama
Map
Map of Alabama highlighting Henry County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 13, 1819
County Seat Abbeville
Courthouse


Contents

County Courthouse

AL Courthouse Henry.JPG
Henry County Courthouse
101 West Court Square,
Abbeville, AL 36310, Phone: (334) 585-2753

Probate Judge has marriage records from 1821
land records from 1824,
birth records 1895-1906 and probate from 1839[1]

History

Parent County

1819--Henry County was created 13 December 1819 from Conecuh County.
County seat: Abbeville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Biography

Biographies of many notable residents of Henry County, Alabama were published in Memorial Record of Alabama (1893). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Begins on page 1072.

Cemeteries

Additional Henry County cemeteries are included in Alabama Cemetery Records Vol. 2 at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Census

Henry County, Alabama
Year Pop.  %±
1820 2,638
1830 4,020 52.4%
1840 5,787 44.0%
1850 9,019 55.8%
1860 14,918 65.4%
1870 14,191 −4.9%
1880 18,761 32.2%
1890 24,847 32.4%
1900 36,147 45.5%
1910 20,943 −42.1%
1920 21,547 2.9%
1930 22,820 5.9%
1940 21,912 −4.0%
1950 18,674 −14.8%
1960 15,286 −18.1%
1970 13,254 −13.3%
1980 15,302 15.5%
1990 15,374 0.5%
2000 16,310 6.1%
2010 17,302 6.1%
For tips on accessing Henry County, Alabama census records online, see: Alabama Census.

Church Records

Court Records

Land and Property

To place a grant or deed on a map within context of Henry County, Alabama see:

  • Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Henry County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2008. This is a definitive work and can be used as an index to land grants. Digital version at HistoryGeo.com ($). Website includes free surname index. FHL Book 976.131 E7b.

Local Histories

Maps

Military


Newspapers

  • 1959 - Indiana Progress (Abbeville, Ala.) at Ancestry ($).

Probate Records

  • 1830-1976 - Henry County, Alabama Probate Records, 1830-1976 at FamilySearch - free.

Taxation

  • 1865-1866 - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at Ancestry ($). Henry County is in District 1.

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death

Voting Registers

Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the Alabama Department of Archives and History.  Henry County has two books:

Societies and Libraries

Family History Center

Dothan Alabama
3199 Ross Clark Cir NW
Dothan, Dale/Houston/Henry/Geneva, Alabama, United States
Phone: 334-793-7425

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hancock County p. 37. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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