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Henry County

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Incorporated Date: 
May 15, 1821
Population: 
191,502
Total Area: 
322.7 sq mi
Contact Information
140 Henry Parkway
McDonough, GA 30253
Phone Number: 
(770) 288-6000
Fax Number: 
(770) 288-6264
Email Address: 

Henry County, created in 1821 from Creek Indian lands, recognizes Patrick Henry, Virginia Patriot. McDonough, the county seat, is named for Commodore Thomas McDonough who was victorious over the British on Lake Champlain during the War of 1812. The state legislature later divided land originally set aside as Henry County into Butts, Clayton, DeKalb, Fulton, Newton and Spalding counties and large portions of present day Rockdale and Fayette counties.