The First County


Created on Dec. 13, 1819, by the Alabama Territorial Legislature which met in Huntsville, Alabama. She was the largest county in Alabama and the first county along Alabama’s east side and covered all of the Wiregrass. Named for Patrick Henry, Revolutionary Orator, Statesman and Hero from Virginia. The Henry County Historical Group, Inc. was organized June 2002. The purposes…

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Town of Headland Incorporated in 1884

Headland was officially established on October 10, 1871, when the U. S. Post Office was opened at “Headland, Alabama”.  However, Headland was settled before this time.  A settlement was already at the location where the Eufaula-Marianna mail route crossed the Columbia-Newton Road just after the Civil War.  The “Church of Christ at Bethlehem” was formed here circa July 1,…

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