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The Sheriffs of Henry County

The Office of Sheriff in Georgia is an important constitutional office with historic roots that predate the discovery of America.  If you click on "History of the Office of Sheriff" you can read a brief summary of the origins and evolution of this respected office. 

Henry County was created in 1821 and the first Sheriff was selected in 1822.  Sheriff James R. Fletcher was the first of 28 Sheriffs to serve Henry County.  Many served multiple terms while some served for a single term.  Although we have some history on many of our previous Sheriffs we are always interested in learning more about the upstanding servants of law and order listed below.  If you have verified facts you would like added for any of these lawmen contact Capt. Jack Oakman by Email or at 770-288-7034.

       The Sheriffs of Henry County

For additional information on the individual Sheriffs listed below click on their name.

The information contained on the Sheriff's pages below was provided by Mrs. Diane Chumbley, Richard L. McBrayer, Mr. Fred Fletcher,  Henry County, Georgia The Mother of Counties by Vessie Thrasher Rainer, and the The Genealogical Society of Henry & Clayton Counties, Inc., McDonough, GA. 

 

1822

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James R. Fletcher

1864

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Rufus M. Love

1824

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Jesse Johnson

1866

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Richard H. Hightower

1827

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Aaron Brooks

1868

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Willis Goodwin

1828

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Jesse Johnson

1871

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Richard H. Hightower

1830

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James Love

1873

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Robert H. Tomlinson

1832

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Thomas J. Johnson

1875

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John H. Bryans

1838

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James Love

1877

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Parker E. Brown

1840

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James Head

1879

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Willis Goodwin

1842

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James W. Crockett

1885

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Newton A. Glass

1844

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Allen E. Johnson

1901

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Alonzo C. Sowell

1845

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William L. Kimbell

1914

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William A. Ward

1848

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Levi H. Turner

1928

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Lewis D. Hightower

1850

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Jordan Johnson

1936

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Henry M. Amis

1852

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Levi H. Turner

1944

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E. Quillian Owen

1854

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Willis Goodwin

1959

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Hiram E. Cook

1856

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Levi H. Turner

1973

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Jimmy H. Glass

1858

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Willis Goodwin

1982

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W. Donald Chaffin

1860

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Richard H. Hightower

 2009

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Keith McBrayer

1862

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Daniel H. Ponder

 

 

 

 Click here for a printable version of the above list.

 

 
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