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Welcome to Henderson ...

Henderson is located in Pike County<1>.


We aren't confident of the location of Henderson, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Henderson, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1860.

Henderson is 410 feet [125 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Henderson lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you leave Henderson and travel east, you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Henderson lies within the (334) area code.

Communities Also Named Henderson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Alabama communities named Henderson: This one is located in Pike County and the other is located in Morgan County.

Beyond Alabama, there are 48 communities that are also named Henderson - they are located in Arkansas (2), California (3), Colorado (2), Florida, Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Maine, Maryland, Michigan (5), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Carolina (2), Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (4), Tennessee (2), Texas, Virginia and West Virginia (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Henderson.

Communities near Henderson ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Henderson.

  • Troy
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troy
    • Troy is located in Pike County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,762 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troy <4>
  • Elba
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elba
    • Elba is located in Coffee County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,919 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elba <4>
  • Luverne
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
  • Brundidge
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brundidge have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brundidge
    • Brundidge is located in Pike County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,872 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brundidge <4>
  • Brantley
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brantley have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brantley
    • Brantley is located in Crenshaw County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 754 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brantley <4>
  • Rutledge
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rutledge have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rutledge
    • Rutledge is located in Crenshaw County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 449 people
  • Goshen
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
  • Glenwood
    (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
  • Banks
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Banks have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banks
    • Banks is located in Pike County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 168 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Banks <4>
  • Petrey
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Petrey have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petrey
    • Petrey is located in Crenshaw County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 57 people

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Henderson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Henderson.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Henderson. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Henderson.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Henderson. See our Newspapers Page for Henderson.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Henderson ...

Looking for more information about Henderson? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Henderson, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Henderson.

Adding Henderson to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Henderson in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Henderson was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Henderson post office opened in 1860.

We also found Henderson in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Henderson.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Henderson. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Pike, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Henderson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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