Hendry County

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."

 

Hendry County Florida Image Map
Population - 2000
36,210
Population - 2010
39,140
Population - 2015 Est
38,096
Land Area (sq mi)
1,153
Water Area (sq mi)
37
Total Area (sq mi)
1,190
Average Rainfall
50
Temperature - Average High
81
Temperature - Average Low
64
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The Hendry County Library System has 4 branches, 3 in Clewiston, and 1 in LaBelle. The headquarters is the Clewiston Public Library.

Hendry County offers a wide number of options for down to earth entertainment. The Big Cypress Indian Reservation is host to historic museums and recreation, a large number of festivals offer annual events of many varieties, and the town of Clewiston is host to a large number of parks and sport activities.