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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Henderson.

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Henderson to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Henderson to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Henderson to:

  • Redwood City [Map], which is the Seat of San Mateo County, lies just to the West.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 84 miles [135.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Henderson to Sacramento, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,425 miles [3,902.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 95 days and walking would take 138 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,429 miles [11,955.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 8,196 miles [13,190.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,248 miles [10,055.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Henderson ...

We have found 48 communities that share the name Henderson.

Within California, there are 2 communities which are also named Henderson. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 46 communities in the United States and Canada - with 47 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in California

Communities outside of California


Other Communities Located In California

Humboldt County

Our profile page for Henderson, Humboldt County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Humboldt County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Tulare County

Our profile page for Henderson, Tulare County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Tulare County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Communities Outside of California

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Alabama

Morgan County

Our profile page for Henderson, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,973 miles [3,175.2 km] to the East

Pike County

Our profile page for Henderson, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,077 miles [3,342.6 km] to the East

Arkansas

Baxter County

Our profile page for Henderson, Baxter County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,647 miles [2,650.6 km] to the East

Woodruff County

Our profile page for Henderson, Woodruff County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Woodruff County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Colorado

Adams County

Our profile page for Henderson, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 944 miles [1,519.2 km] to the East Northeast

Arapahoe County

Our profile page for Henderson, Arapahoe County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Arapahoe County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Henderson, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,395 miles [3,854.4 km] to the East

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Georgia

Houston County

Our profile page for Henderson, Houston County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,186 miles [3,518 km] to the East

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Illinois

Knox County

Our profile page for Henderson, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,708 miles [2,748.8 km] to the East Northeast

Macoupin County

Our profile page for Henderson, Macoupin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,748 miles [2,813.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Indiana

Rush County

Our profile page for Henderson, Rush County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,970 miles [3,170.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Iowa

Mills County

Our profile page for Henderson, Mills County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,444 miles [2,323.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Kansas

Wichita County

Our profile page for Henderson, Wichita County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Wichita County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kentucky

Henderson County

Our profile page for Henderson, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,879 miles [3,024 km] to the East

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Louisiana

East Carroll Parish

Our profile page for Henderson, East Carroll Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,781 miles [2,866.2 km] to the East

Saint Martin Parish

Our profile page for Henderson, Saint Martin Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,800 miles [2,896.8 km] to the East

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Maine

Piscataquis County

Our profile page for Henderson, Piscataquis County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Piscataquis County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Maryland

Caroline County

Our profile page for Henderson, Caroline County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,489 miles [4,005.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Dickinson County

Our profile page for Henderson, Dickinson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Dickinson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Ionia County

Our profile page for Henderson, Ionia County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Ionia County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Macomb County

Our profile page for Henderson, Macomb County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Macomb County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Shiawassee County

Our profile page for Henderson, Shiawassee County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,019 miles [3,249.3 km] to the East Northeast

Wexford County

Our profile page for Henderson, Wexford County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Wexford County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Minnesota

Sibley County

Our profile page for Henderson, Sibley County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,541 miles [2,480 km] to the East Northeast

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Mississippi

Wayne County

Our profile page for Henderson, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,935 miles [3,114.1 km] to the East

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Missouri

Webster County

Our profile page for Henderson, Webster County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,592 miles [2,562.1 km] to the East

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Montana

Mineral County

Our profile page for Henderson, Mineral County   [Map]
Distance: About 765 miles [1,231.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Nebraska

York County

Our profile page for Henderson, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,319 miles [2,122.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Nevada

Clark County

Our profile page for Henderson, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 409 miles [658.2 km] to the East Southeast

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New York

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Henderson, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,416 miles [3,888.2 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Vance County

Our profile page for Henderson, Vance County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,395 miles [3,854.4 km] to the East

Wilkes County

Our profile page for Henderson, Wilkes County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,251 miles [3,622.6 km] to the East

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Ohio

Brown County

Our profile page for Henderson, Brown County
This community is historic.
Although located in Brown County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Oklahoma

Cleveland County

Our profile page for Henderson, Cleveland County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Cleveland County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ontario

Our profile page for Henderson   [Map]
Distance: About 2,371 miles [3,815.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Oregon

Lane County

Our profile page for Henderson, Lane County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Lane County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Pennsylvania

Clarion County

Our profile page for Henderson, Clarion County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,281 miles [3,670.9 km] to the East Northeast

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Henderson, Clearfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,330 miles [3,749.8 km] to the East Northeast

Mercer County

Our profile page for Henderson, Mercer County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Mercer County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Henderson, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,497 miles [4,018.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Chester County

Our profile page for Henderson, Chester County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,856 miles [2,986.9 km] to the East

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Henderson, Rutherford County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Rutherford County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Texas

Rusk County

Our profile page for Henderson, Rusk County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,588 miles [2,555.6 km] to the East

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Virginia

Washington County

Our profile page for Henderson, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,200 miles [3,540.6 km] to the East

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West Virginia

Mason County

Our profile page for Henderson, Mason County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,158 miles [3,473 km] to the East Northeast

Wood County

Our profile page for Henderson, Wood County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Wood County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Henderson ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Crescent Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast of Henderson   [Map]
Evergreen Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Fair Oaks   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Neal   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Park Forest   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Professorville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Ravenswood   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
University Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Vintage Oaks   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Henderson. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Ansel Adams     (Ansel Easton Adams)
  Photographer. He was born in San Francisco (California) on Thursday February 20, 1902 and died in Monterey (California) on Sunday April 22, 1984 at an age of 82.

San Francisco [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Henderson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ansel Adams<9>
 
Ernest S. 'Ernie' Adams     (Born as Ernest Stephen Dumarais)
  Actor, writer. He was born in San Francisco (California) on Thursday June 18, 1885 and died in Hollywood (California) on Wednesday November 26, 1947 at an age of 62. He was buried at Valhalla Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

San Francisco [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Henderson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernest S. 'Ernie' Adams
 
Gracie Allen     (Gracie Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen)
  Comedian, actress. She was born in San Francisco (California) on Friday July 26, 1895 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday August 27, 1964 at an age of 69. She was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

San Francisco [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Henderson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gracie Allen
 
Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson     (Edmund Lincoln Anderson)
  Comedian, actor. He was born in Oakland (California) on Monday September 18, 1905 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday February 28, 1977 at an age of 71.

Oakland [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Henderson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson
 
Buzz Arlett     (Born as Russell Loris Arlett)
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Oakland (California) on Tueday January 3, 1899 and died in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Saturday May 16, 1964 at an age of 65. He was buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota) [Map].

Oakland [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Henderson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Buzz Arlett
 
Lloyd Francis Bacon
  Actor, director. He was born in San Jose (California) on Wednesday December 4, 1889 and died in Burbank (California) on Tueday November 15, 1955 at an age of 65. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

San Jose [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Henderson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lloyd Francis Bacon
 
Gino Cimoli
  Major League Baseball. He was born in San Francisco (California) on Thursday December 12, 1929 and died in Roseville (California) on Saturday February 12, 2011 at an age of 81. He was buried at Calvary Catholic Cemetery (Sonoma County, California) [Map].

San Francisco [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Henderson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gino Cimoli
 
Jerry Coleman     (Born as Gerald Francis Coleman)
  Major League Baseball. He was born in San Jose (California) on Sunday September 14, 1924 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday January 5, 2014 at an age of 89. He was buried at Miramar National Cemetery (San Diego County, California) [Map].

San Jose [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Henderson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jerry Coleman
 
Elisha Cook, Jr.     (Elisha Vanslyck Cook, Jr.)
  Actor. He was born in San Francisco (California) on Saturday December 26, 1903 and died in Big Pine (California) on Thursday May 18, 1995 at an age of 91.

San Francisco [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Henderson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elisha Cook, Jr.
 
Buster Crabbe     (Born as Clarence Linden Crabbe II)
  Actor, Olympic athlete. He was born in Oakland (California) on Sunday February 2, 1908 and died in Scottsdale (Arizona) on Saturday April 23, 1983 at an age of 75.

Oakland [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Henderson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Buster Crabbe
 
Robert Martin Culp
  Actor, screenwriter, director. He was born in Oakland (California) on Saturday August 16, 1930 and died in Hollywood (California) on Wednesday March 24, 2010 at an age of 79. He was buried at Sunset View Cemetery (Contra Costa County, California) [Map].

Oakland [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Henderson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Martin Culp
 
Rosana DeSoto
  Actress. She was born in San Jose (California) on Saturday September 2, 1950

San Jose [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Henderson
 
Dominic Paul 'The Little Professor' DiMaggio
  Major League Baseball. He was born in San Francisco (California) on Monday February 12, 1917 and died in Marion (Massachusetts) on Friday May 8, 2009 at an age of 92. He was buried at Newton Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts) [Map].

San Francisco [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Henderson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dominic Paul 'The Little Professor' DiMaggio

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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 San Mateo County: www.co.sanmateo.ca.us/

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Henderson. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Henderson) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Henderson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4794, Longitude: -122.1655     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Henderson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Henderson to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 339.957 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 340.845 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 328.008 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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.

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<8>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Henderson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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