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Henry County, Georgia
May 15, 1821 Henry County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Henry County, Georgia
June 24, 1900 35 people die when a Southern Railways train plunged into a washout 1.5 miles north of McDonough, Georgia.
  Henry County, Georgia

Name derivation:Named in honor of Patrick Henry, Patriot from Virginia with close Georgia ties, including involvement in the Yazoo Land Fraud
Acquisition: Creek secession of January 8, 1821
Taken from: Original county
Counties created from: Newton County GA, Rockdale County GA, Spalding County GA, Butts County GA, Clayton County GA, DeKalb County GA,
Cities: McDonough (county seat), Locust Grove, Stockbridge

Web sites:National Register of Historic Places in Henry County, Georgia
Henry County, Georgia, links
Map of Henry County

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