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Henderson, California
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Although we found mention of Henderson during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Henderson was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists.

One piece of information that we would especially like to find is the location (ie- GPS coordinates) of Henderson. If you can help us locate Henderson, please Contact Us.

About Henderson
Henderson is located in Humboldt County (California).

Our Pages for Henderson ...

-profile   General information about Henderson
-nearby   What's in the neighborhood around Henderson
-bycounty   Nearest communities to Henderson (By-County)
-census   Census information for Henderson
-tidbits   Tidbits and trivia about Henderson
-genealogy   Our Genealogy Helper for Henderson
-summary   Summarized information
-map   Interactive map centered on Henderson
-tripmap   TripAdvisor Tourism pages
-misc   Miscellaneous information
-wishlist   Things we would like to know about Henderson
-glossary   This page...

Glossary and Definitions ...

FIPS Codes
In the past, the federal government created a set of codes that are used to uniquely identify States, Counties and Populated Places (such as a community like Henderson). These codes form the Federal Information Processing Standard. (specifically FIPS Document 55-3).

The State Code consists of two digits, the County Code consists of three digits and the Place Code consists of five digits. The County and Place Codes must be used together with the State Code to be truly unique.

For example, the following codes apply to the community of Henderson:

- State Code:  06 (California)

- State / County Code:  06 / 023 (Humboldt County)

- State / Place Code:  06 / 33217

The FIPS Codes have been replaced by an ANSI standard and the GNIS Feature ID. Although obsolete, the FIPS Codes are still in use by some organizations.

For more information about the FIPS Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Henderson.

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Henderson and then turned west". While Henderson could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Henderson as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Henderson could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

Just in case there has been confusion between counties, we found that there are 2 California communities also named Henderson. While this community is located in Humboldt County, the others are located in the following counties: San Mateo and Tulare. For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Henderson.

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