Historic Markers Across Alabama



A County Older Than the State - Henry County



Marker ID: AHA 
Location: Henry Co. Courthouse, Abbeville
County: Henry
Coordinates: N 36° 34.27    W 085° 15.00
  36.5713    -85.2501
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMFKDK
 



Text:

Created in 1819 by Alabama Territorial Legislature. Named for Patrick Henry of Virginia, colonial statesman and orator: "Give me liberty or give me death." This area ceded by Creek Indian Nation in 1814 under Treaty of Ft. Jackson. Had been part of Lower Creek Confederacy. Abbeville made county seat in 1833. Abbe an Indian name of nearby creek.







End of A County Older Than the State - Henry County