Clay County Courthouse, Henrietta, Texas

Clay County Courthouse, Henrietta, Texas

County Courthouse in the City of Henrietta, the seat of Clay County, Texas. Photograph by Liveon001.

Henrietta, the county seat of Clay County, is on U.S. highways 287 and 82, State Highway 148, and Farm Road 1197, on the Burlington Northern Railroad and the Little Wichita River twenty miles southeast of Wichita Falls in the center of the county. When Clay County was separated from Cooke County on December 24, 1857, the act required that the county seat be named Henrietta. There are several theories of the name's origin, but the real explanation remains a mystery. One hypotheses is that Henrietta is a feminized version of Henry, since the county is named for Henry Clay. Another popular but unlikely explanation is that it was named for Clay's wife, Lucretia.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Population Counts

Pop. Year Source
3,071 2019 Texas Demographic Center
3,141 2010 Texas Demographic Center
3,264 2000 Texas Demographic Center
2,896 1990 Texas Demographic Center
3,149 1980 Texas Demographic Center
2,897 1970 Texas Demographic Center
3,062 1960 Texas Demographic Center
2,813 1950 Texas Demographic Center
2,391 1940 Texas Demographic Center
2,020 1930 Texas Demographic Center
2,563 1920 Texas Demographic Center
2,104 1910 Texas Demographic Center
1,614 1900 Texas Demographic Center
2,100 1890 Texas Demographic Center