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Welcome to Henderson ...

The city of Henderson is located in Vance County<1> and is the County Seat for Vance County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Henderson has a population of 15,126 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Henderson.

Henderson is 440 feet [134 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Henderson lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Henderson is within the (252) area code.

The ZIP code for Henderson: 27536<4>

Websites for Henderson ...

Official Website: www.ci.henderson.nc.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Henderson had an population of 15,126 people. This is a decrease of 1.57% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.02% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Henderson had a population of 15,368 people (or 33.83% of the total population of Vance County). This makes Henderson the county's most populous community.

The population of Henderson represents 0.16% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 59th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 15,368 people, the population of Henderson decreased 4.52% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 16,095 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Henderson.

Communities Also Named Henderson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two North Carolina communities named Henderson: This one is located in Vance County and the other is located in Wilkes County.

Beyond North Carolina, there are 48 communities that are also named Henderson - they are located in Alabama (2), 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, 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.

  • Oxford [Granville County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oxford
    • Oxford [Granville County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Henderson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,905 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oxford have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oxford<7>
  • Louisburg [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louisburg
    • Louisburg [Franklin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Henderson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,694 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louisburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Louisburg<7>
  • Franklinton [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklinton
    • Franklinton [Franklin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Henderson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,312 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklinton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklinton<7>
  • Norlina [Warren County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norlina
    • Norlina [Warren County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Henderson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,040 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norlina
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norlina<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Warrenton [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warrenton
      • Warrenton [Warren County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Henderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 821 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warrenton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warrenton<7>
    • Stovall [Granville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stovall
      • Stovall [Granville County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Henderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 420 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stovall have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stovall
    • Kittrell [Vance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kittrell
      • Kittrell [Vance County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the south of Henderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 155 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kittrell have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kittrell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kittrell<7>
    • Middleburg [Vance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middleburg
      • Middleburg [Vance County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Henderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 138 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middleburg have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middleburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middleburg<7>
    • Macon [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Macon
      • Macon [Warren County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Henderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 109 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Macon have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Macon<7>
    • Centerville [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
      • Centerville [Franklin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Henderson
      • Estimated population in 2017: 102 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville

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. Our list includes 16 papers. 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Henderson, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on 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.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Henderson was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Henderson on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Henderson on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of North Carolina

About Vance County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Henderson: www.ci.henderson.nc.us/

The official website for Vance County: www.vancecounty.org/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Vance, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Henderson.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Henderson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Henderson). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Henderson or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Henderson) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Henderson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HendersonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Henderson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.3296, Longitude: -78.3992    
<6>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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