Place:Henry, Missouri, United States

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Henry County is a county located in west central Missouri in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 22,272. Its county seat is Clinton. The county was organized December 13, 1835 as Rives County but was renamed in 1841 for Revolutionary War patriot Patrick Henry. The county originally had been named after William Cabell Rives, who was then serving as a U.S. Senator from Virginia. However, Rives lost popularity in Missouri after he joined the Whig Party.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1834 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1834 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1835 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1835 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1835 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1850 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1883 Birth 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
1840 4,726
1850 4,052
1860 9,866
1870 17,401
1880 23,906
1890 28,235
1900 28,054
1910 27,242
1920 25,116
1930 22,931
1940 22,313
1950 20,043
1960 19,226
1970 18,451
1980 19,672
1990 20,044

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External links

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