Henry County, Alabama Genealogy Guide

Henry County, Alabama (Map It) was created on December 13, 1819 from Conecuh County. The original county was vast in size, until its boundaries were reduced by the establishment of the counties of Pike County and Covington County in 1821, by Dale County in 1824, by Barbour County in 1832 and Houston County in 1903. Henry county was named in honor of Patrick Henry (1736–1799), Revolutionary War patriot and Governor of Virginia. Learn More About State of Alabama History

Henry County is bordered by Barbour County (north), Clay County, Georgia (northeast), Early County, Georgia (southeast), Houston County (south), Dale County (west).

Henry County Cities and Towns include Abbeville, Barnes, Dothan, Haleburg, Capps, Browntown, Headland, Newville, Snells Crossroads.

A Map of Henry County, Alabama contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Henry County, Alabama Courthouse Records

Henry County, Alabama Courthouse
Henry County, AL Courthouse

The Henry County Courthouse is located in Abbeville, Alabama. Learn More About State of Alabama Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Henry county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Henry County Clerk of Circuit Court has Court Records from 1822 and has Divorce Records maintained among the equity records. Divorces issued prior to 1950 are located here. Divorces issued prior to 1950 are located here. Divorces issued after 1950 can be found at the Alabama Department of Public Health. The County Clerk of Circuit Court serves as custodian of all county court records, and is responsible for providing access to those court records by court personnel, the legal community and the public.
  • Henry County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1823, Probate Records from 1822 and Land Records from 1819. The County Clerk of Probate Court maintains following records in the probate office: Plats, Maps, Judgments, Liens, Deeds, Mortgages, Corporations, Lis pendens, Marriage licenses, Military discharges. The Probate Judge presides over all probate court hearings for Probate of Wills, Administrations, Conservators, Guardianships, Adoptions, Legitimations, Name changes, Condemnations, Mental Commitment hearings, and performs marriage ceremonies. The office of the probate judge is the county office where the most significant genealogical records are created and maintained in Alabama. A variety of records are housed in this office.
  • Henry County Revenue Commissioner's Office maintains County tax records. These records are usually arranged by legal description and are not indexed.
  • Henry County Health Department has Birth Records from 1931 , Death records from 1931.

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Henry County, Alabama Vital Records

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