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There are sixty-seven counties in the state of Florida. In 1821, there were only two Counties in Florida: Escambia to the west and St. Johns to the east. From these two Counties were formed 67 today. Its last county was created in 1925 with the formation of Gilchrist County from a segment of Alachua County.

Hendry County, Florida

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Hendry County is a county located in the state of Florida. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 39,140. Hendry County was created on May 11, 1923 from Lee County. The county seat is LaBelle. This county is named for Francis A. Hendry (1833-1917), early Floridian pioneer and politician.

Hendry County comprises the Clewiston, FL Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Etymology - Origin of Hendry County Name

The county is named for Captain Francis A. Hendry, one of the first settlers.


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Hendry County History

Hendry County was created in 1923. The county is named for Major Francis A. Hendry, one of the first settlers.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,190 square miles (3,082 km2), of which, 1,153 square miles (2,985 km2) of it is land and 37 square miles (96 km2) of it (3.13%) is water.

 Hendry county is located in southeast Florida.Hendry County is east of Ft. Myers and south of Lake Okeechobee and is bordered by Glades, Lee, Collier, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. The county has 28 square miles of water. The average January temperature is 64.0 degrees F, and the average August temperature is 81.2 degrees F. The average annual rainfall is 49.95 inches.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • North: Glades County
  • East: Palm Beach County
  • Southeast: Broward County
  • Southwest: Collier County
  • West: Lee County
  • Northwest: Charlotte County


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