Henry County is located in the northwestern part of Illinois, just 16 miles from where the Mississippi River divides Illinois and Iowa. Henry County is primarily made up of rolling farmland and is well known for corn, soybean, hog and cattle production.
The land encompasses wooded areas, rivers, lakes and streams. While much of the County is agricultural in nature, the cities and towns of Henry County feature many manufacturing and business outlets. The County is served by Interstate Highways 80 and 74, plus freight and passenger rail lines.
Henry County is just 10 minutes from the Quad City International Airport. Henry County features areas of great historical interest, including the Bishop Hill Colony, the Hennepin Canal, the Great Sauk Trail and other areas reflecting the rich heritage of the region. Henry County covers 823.21 square miles with a population of 50,486.