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Welcome to the NEW Henry County website.  We hope you are able to navigate through our improved web site with ease.  Visit frequently and enjoy the information provided about the happenings of our beautiful County.   ~Tim Wells, County Board Chairman

   
About Henry County
Henry County, Illinois is located in Northwestern Illinois, just 16 miles from the Mississippi River dividing Illinois and Iowa.  Henry County is primarily made up of rolling farmland, and is well known for hog, corn, soybean and cattle production.  The area is also dotted with wooded areas, rivers, lakes and streams. 

While much of the county is agricultural in nature, the cities and towns of Henry County feature many manufacturing and business outlets.  The county is served by Interstate Highways 80 and 74, plus both freight and passenger rail lines.  In addition, Henry County is just 10 minutes from the Quad Cities International Airport. 

Henry County features areas of great historical interest, including the Bishop Hill Colony, the Hennepin Canal, the Great Sauk Trail and other areas reflecting the rich heritage of the region.
   
Henry County Events
   
 

 

                    
Quick Facts  
  Established 1/13/1825                        
  Named For

Patrick Henry

 
  Population 50,438  
  Size 823.21 sq miles  
  County Seat Cambridge  
  County Board 20 Members  
  Chairman Tim Wells  
   
 

 

 

 

   
In The News

 New Art on Display

 

 

 

The newest piece of art hanging in the Henry County Courthouse was donated by Ron Pettit.  Ron was born in Rock Island, graduated from Rocky and attended Augustana College.  He has spent the last 21 years living down the road from Alpha.  When asked about his life and his art, he wrote the following:

 I was forced into art!  TV was off limits, so to fill the time after farm chores, drawing and painting were my companions.  Detail and realism were always important to me and the farm supplied unlimited subject matter.  After getting off the board as a technical illustrator and moving into the printing department of advertising for John Deere and then retiring after 37 years with the company, more time was available for enjoying the out-o-doors and developing my fine art painting.  Acrylics and pastels are my favorite mediums, but woodworking and stained glass help to fill my creative needs.

   

 
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