Place:Henry, Kentucky, United States

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Henry County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky bordering the Kentucky River.

As of 2010, the population is 15,416. Its county seat is New Castle. Since the 1990s, it has become an increasingly important exurb county in the Louisville/Jefferson County, KY–IN Metropolitan Statistical Area, especially as land prices have become higher in neighboring Oldham County.

With regard to the sale of alcohol, it is classified as a moist county— a county in which alcohol sales are prohibited (a dry county), but containing a "wet" city. Eminence allows package alcohol sales.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1765 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1799 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1799 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1800 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1800 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1852 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1853 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1800 3,258
1810 6,777
1820 10,816
1830 11,387
1840 10,015
1850 11,442
1860 11,949
1870 11,066
1880 14,492
1890 14,164
1900 14,620
1910 13,716
1920 13,411
1930 12,564
1940 12,220
1950 11,394
1960 10,987
1970 10,910
1980 12,740
1990 12,823

Research Tips

Many people born in Henry County in the 1820s ended up living in Trimble or Oldham Counties as those counties were created in few years later. “Trimble County was established by the Kentucky General Assembly in December, 1836. Oldham County was established in 1823 from parts of Henry, Jefferson, and Shelby Counties.”

External links

www.henryweb.com/


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