Henry County, Alabama

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Henry County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of Patrick Henry, famous orator and Governor of Virginia. As of 2000, its population was 16,310. Its county seat is Abbeville.

Henry County is part of the Dothan, Alabama, Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Henry County was established on December 13, 1819.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 568 square miles (1,471.1 km2). Nearly 562 square miles (1,455.6 km2) of it is land, and 7 square miles (18.1 km2) (1.15%) is water.

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As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 16,310 people, 6,525 households, and 4,730 families residing in the county. The population density was 29 people per square mile (11/km²). There were 8,037 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 65.67% White, 32.30% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.00% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. Nearly 1.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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