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Henry County Historical Markers

Henry County


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Henry County
  • Location: Henry County Courthouse, McDonough

HENRY COUNTY

This County, created by Acts of the Legis-

lature May 15 & December 24, 1821, is named

for Patrick Henry, Revolutionary patriot,

orator and statesman, largely responsible

for the Bill of Rights and known best for

his words “Give me liberty or give me death.”

At Sharon Church seven miles east of here,

founded Feb. 28, 1824, occurred the split be-

tween the Primitive and Missionary Baptists

in Georgia. Among the first County Officers

were: Sheriff James Fletcher, Clerk of Superior

Court William Hardin, Clerk of Inferior Court

John M. Forbes, Surveyor Wylie Ferrell and

Coroner William Missor.

075-1 GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER 1954