Hendry County is located in Southwest Florida bordering Lake Okeechobee and Glades, Lee, Collier, Broward and Palm Beach Counties.
Hendry County was established in 1923 from a portion of Lee County and named for Captain Francis Asbury Hendry, an early settler and "the cattle king of South Florida."
The Hendry County Library System has 4 branches, 3 in Clewiston, and 1 in LaBelle. The headquarters is the Clewiston Public Library.
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