Clay County Courthouse, Henrietta, Texas
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.
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Henrietta by the Numbers
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|3,111||2020||United States Census Bureau|
|3,071||2019||Texas Demographic Center|
|3,141||2010||United States Census Bureau|
|3,264||2000||United States Census Bureau|
|2,896||1990||United States Census Bureau|
|3,149||1980||United States Census Bureau|
|2,897||1970||United States Census Bureau|
|3,062||1960||United States Census Bureau|
|2,813||1950||United States Census Bureau|
|2,391||1940||United States Census Bureau|
|2,020||1930||United States Census Bureau|
|2,563||1920||United States Census Bureau|
|2,104||1910||United States Census Bureau|
|1,614||1900||United States Census Bureau|
|2,100||1890||United States Census Bureau|