Henry County

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Henry County is named for Patrick Henry, who was a soldier in the American Revolutionary War and was later, the Governor of Virginia.


Created:  January 13, 1825

County Seat:

Richmond    1837 – 1839

Geneseo      1839 – 1840

Morristown   1840 – 1843

Cambridge   1843 – present


County Courthouse – Cambridge


Location:  307 West Center Street / South Main Street

Built:  1878 – 1879

Style:  Victorian

Architect:  Thomas J Tolan & Son and Brentwood S Tolan of Fort Wayne, Indiana

Contractor:  Julius W Hinkley


Description: The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds. The east front of the building has a small entrance with light colored stone facing rising to the top of the second story. On the second story is a double arched window. Above the second story rises a gray stone tower ascending to four clocks and a steep roof with parapet at the top. At each corner of the building is a pavilion with narrow vertical windows. Other windows across the building are also narrow, vertical and have a small arch at the top. On the west side of the building is a new modern addition.



N – Rock Island County and Whiteside County

E – Bureau County and Stark County 

S – Stark County and Knox County

W – Mercer County and Rock Island County











Photos taken 2007