Henry County

Henry County

Year Erected: 1954
Henry CountyMarker Text: This County, created by Acts of the Legislature 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 between 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.

Tips for Finding This Marker: At the courthouse in downtown McDonough