Hendry County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 39,140. Its county seat is LaBelle. Hendry County comprises the Clewiston, FL Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Hendry County was created in 1923. It was named for Major Francis A. Hendry, one of the first settlers.
LaBelle, “the belle of the Caloosahatchee,” had its beginning as a settlement in the 1880s when the Caloosahatchee River began to play a part in Philadelphia entrepreneur Hamilton Disston’s dream of Everglades Reclamation.
Port LaBelle, a 31,000-acre single-family planned housing community with about 13,000 residential lots, three miles east of the city of LaBelle, brings a modern, country club atmosphere to the city of LaBelle.