Cities & Towns

Henry County Siftings
By: T. Larry Smith
Henry County’s Official Historian

Courtesy: Abbeville Herald, May 7, 2020

The attached image depicts Headland, Alabama's first land owners to patent their land receiving the very ·first official land deed from the U.S.  Government land patent office for south Alabama.  These were the first people to receive the first official deeds to land located in Section 4, Township 4-N, Range 27-E totaling 640 acres.  A section of land is one square mile consisting of 640 acres, or 4 square 160 acres, or 16 square forty acres;