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Our Genealogy Helper for Henderson ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Henderson (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this our Genealogical Helper for Henderson. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Henderson is located in Rusk County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of Texas' counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Rusk County: Cherokee, Gregg, Harrison, Nacogdoches, Panola, Shelby & Smith.

Below are the counties that are near Henderson. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Henderson:

  • Rusk County     (The home county of Henderson)
    • Joinerville [Rusk County]
    • Friars [Rusk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friars
      • Friars [Rusk County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Henderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friars
    • Jacobs [Rusk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacobs
      • Jacobs [Rusk County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Henderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacobs
    • Price [Rusk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Price
      • Price [Rusk County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Henderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Price have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Price
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Price<2>
    • Selman City [Rusk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selman City
      • Selman City [Rusk County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Henderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Selman City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selman City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Selman City<2>
    • Turnertown [Rusk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turnertown
      • Turnertown [Rusk County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Henderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turnertown
    • Pirtle [Rusk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pirtle
      • Pirtle [Rusk County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Henderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pirtle
    • Pinehill [Rusk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinehill
      • Pinehill [Rusk County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Henderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinehill
    • New London [Rusk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New London
      • New London [Rusk County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Henderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,013 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New London have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New London
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New London<2>
    • Brachfield [Rusk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brachfield
      • Brachfield [Rusk County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Henderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brachfield
    • Minden [Rusk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minden
      • Minden [Rusk County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Henderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Minden<2>
    • Sexton City [Rusk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sexton City
      • Sexton City [Rusk County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Henderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sexton City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sexton City
    • Laneville [Rusk County]
  • Cherokee County
    • Henrys Chapel [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henrys Chapel
      • Henrys Chapel [Cherokee County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Henderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henrys Chapel
    • Griffin [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Griffin
      • Griffin [Cherokee County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Henderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Griffin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griffin
    • Troup [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troup
      • Troup [Cherokee County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Henderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,064 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Troup have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troup
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troup<2>
    • Blackjack [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackjack
      • Blackjack [Cherokee County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Henderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackjack
    • New Summerfield [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Summerfield
      • New Summerfield [Cherokee County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Henderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,187 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Summerfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Summerfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Summerfield<2>
    • Gould [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gould
      • Gould [Cherokee County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Henderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gould
    • Reklaw [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reklaw
      • Reklaw [Cherokee County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Henderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 391 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reklaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reklaw<2>
    • Ponta [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ponta
      • Ponta [Cherokee County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Henderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ponta
    • Gallatin [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gallatin
      • Gallatin [Cherokee County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Henderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 435 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gallatin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gallatin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gallatin<2>
    • Turney [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turney
      • Turney [Cherokee County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Henderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turney
    • Mount Selman [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Selman
      • Mount Selman [Cherokee County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Henderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Selman
    • Jacksonville [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacksonville
      • Jacksonville [Cherokee County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Henderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,829 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacksonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jacksonville<2>
    • Bullard [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bullard
      • Bullard [Cherokee County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Henderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,891 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bullard have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bullard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bullard<2>
  • Gregg County
    • Elderville [Gregg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elderville
      • Elderville [Gregg County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Henderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elderville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elderville
    • Kilgore [Gregg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kilgore
      • Kilgore [Gregg County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Henderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,857 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kilgore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kilgore<2>
    • Danville [Gregg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danville
      • Danville [Gregg County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Henderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danville
    • Fredonia [Gregg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fredonia
      • Fredonia [Gregg County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Henderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fredonia
    • Lakeport [Gregg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeport
      • Lakeport [Gregg County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Henderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 997 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeport have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakeport<2>
    • Rolling Meadows [Gregg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Meadows
      • Rolling Meadows [Gregg County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Henderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolling Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Meadows
    • Easton [Gregg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Easton
      • Easton [Gregg County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Henderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 525 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Easton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Easton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Easton<2>
    • Liberty City [Gregg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty City
      • Liberty City [Gregg County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Henderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty City
    • Greggton [Gregg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greggton
      • Greggton [Gregg County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Henderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greggton
    • Longview [Gregg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longview
      • Longview [Gregg County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Henderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,728 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Longview<2>
    • Clarksville City [Gregg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarksville City
      • Clarksville City [Gregg County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Henderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 945 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarksville City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksville City
    • Teneryville [Gregg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Teneryville
      • Teneryville [Gregg County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Henderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Teneryville
    • White Oak [Gregg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Oak
      • White Oak [Gregg County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Henderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,283 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Oak have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Oak
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Oak<2>
  • Harrison County
    • Hallsville [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hallsville
      • Hallsville [Harrison County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Henderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,406 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hallsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hallsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hallsville<2>
    • Noonday [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Noonday
      • Noonday [Harrison County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Henderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Noonday have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Noonday
    • Marshall [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshall
      • Marshall [Harrison County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Henderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,523 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marshall<2>
    • Nesbitt [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nesbitt
      • Nesbitt [Harrison County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Henderson
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 281 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nesbitt have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nesbitt
    • Harleton [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harleton
      • Harleton [Harrison County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Henderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harleton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harleton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harleton<2>
    • Elysian Fields [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elysian Fields
      • Elysian Fields [Harrison County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Henderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elysian Fields have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elysian Fields
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elysian Fields<2>
  • Henderson County
    • Berryville [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berryville
      • Berryville [Henderson County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Henderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,066 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berryville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berryville
    • Coffee City [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coffee City
      • Coffee City [Henderson County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Henderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 299 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coffee City
  • Nacogdoches County
    • Cushing [Nacogdoches County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cushing
      • Cushing [Nacogdoches County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Henderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 614 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cushing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cushing
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cushing<2>
    • Sacul [Nacogdoches County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sacul
      • Sacul [Nacogdoches County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Henderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sacul have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sacul
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sacul<2>
    • Trawick [Nacogdoches County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trawick
      • Trawick [Nacogdoches County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Henderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trawick have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trawick
    • Looneyville [Nacogdoches County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Looneyville
      • Looneyville [Nacogdoches County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Henderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Looneyville
    • Garrison [Nacogdoches County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garrison
      • Garrison [Nacogdoches County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Henderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 869 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garrison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garrison<2>
    • Nat [Nacogdoches County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nat
      • Nat [Nacogdoches County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Henderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nat
    • Whispering Pines [Nacogdoches County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whispering Pines
      • Whispering Pines [Nacogdoches County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Henderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whispering Pines
    • Appleby [Nacogdoches County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Appleby
      • Appleby [Nacogdoches County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Henderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 444 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appleby
    • Douglass [Nacogdoches County]
    • Nacogdoches [Nacogdoches County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nacogdoches
      • Nacogdoches [Nacogdoches County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Henderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,461 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nacogdoches
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nacogdoches<2>
  • Panola County
    • Long Branch [Panola County]
    • Dotson [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dotson
      • Dotson [Panola County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Henderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dotson
    • Clayton [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clayton
      • Clayton [Panola County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Henderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clayton<2>
    • Beckville [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beckville
      • Beckville [Panola County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Henderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 834 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beckville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beckville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beckville<2>
    • Buncome [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buncome
      • Buncome [Panola County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Henderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buncome
    • Center Point [Panola County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center Point
      • Center Point [Panola County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Henderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Center Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Murvaul [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murvaul
      • Murvaul [Panola County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Henderson
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Murvaul. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murvaul
    • Carthage [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carthage
      • Carthage [Panola County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Henderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,354 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carthage
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carthage<2>
    • Gary City [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gary City
      • Gary City [Panola County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Henderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 301 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gary City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gary City<2>
    • De Berry [Panola County]
  • Shelby County
    • Timpson [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timpson
      • Timpson [Shelby County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Henderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,130 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timpson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timpson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Timpson<2>
    • Tenaha [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tenaha
      • Tenaha [Shelby County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Henderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,134 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tenaha
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tenaha<2>
  • Smith County
    • Wright City [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wright City
      • Wright City [Smith County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Henderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wright City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wright City
    • Arp [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arp
      • Arp [Smith County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Henderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,046 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arp have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arp
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arp<2>
    • Sinclair City [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sinclair City
      • Sinclair City [Smith County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Henderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sinclair City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sinclair City
    • Jamestown [Smith County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown
      • Jamestown [Smith County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Henderson
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Jamestown. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jamestown has also been known as:
      • Jimtown
    • Omen [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Omen
      • Omen [Smith County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Henderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Omen
    • Browning [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Browning
      • Browning [Smith County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Henderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Browning
    • New Chapel Hill [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Chapel Hill
      • New Chapel Hill [Smith County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Henderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 667 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Chapel Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Chapel Hill
    • Whitehouse [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitehouse
      • Whitehouse [Smith County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Henderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,108 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitehouse have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitehouse
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitehouse<2>
    • Starrville [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Starrville
      • Starrville [Smith County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Henderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Starrville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Starrville
    • Tyler [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tyler
      • Tyler [Smith County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Henderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 108,222 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tyler
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tyler<2>
    • Winona [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winona
      • Winona [Smith County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Henderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 617 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winona have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winona<2>
    • Flint [Smith County]
    • Noonday [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Noonday
      • Noonday [Smith County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Henderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 722 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Noonday have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Noonday
  • Upshur County
    • Union Grove [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Grove
      • Union Grove [Upshur County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Henderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 372 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Grove
    • Wilkins [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilkins
      • Wilkins [Upshur County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Henderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilkins have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilkins
    • Big Sandy [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Sandy
      • Big Sandy [Upshur County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Henderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,412 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Sandy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Sandy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Big Sandy<2>
    • Diana [Upshur County]
    • Gilmer [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilmer
      • Gilmer [Upshur County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Henderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,188 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilmer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilmer<2>
  • Wood County
    • Hawkins [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hawkins
      • Hawkins [Wood County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Henderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,345 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hawkins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hawkins<2>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Henderson, see our County-by-County Page for Henderson.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Henderson ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 53 newspapers that have been published in the area around Henderson.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Henderson. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Henderson and those printed in the larger area surrounding Henderson.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 27 miles [43.5 km] of Henderson.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Henderson:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Texas

Cemeteries Near Henderson ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Henderson.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Henderson covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Old City Cemetery
  • Lakewood Memorial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lakewood Memorial Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lakewood Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakewood Memorial Park
  • Oberthier Cemetery
  • Davis Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Davis Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Davis Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davis Cemetery
  • Crow Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Crow Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Crow Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crow Cemetery
  • Mt. Vernon Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Vernon Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Vernon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Vernon Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • New Hope Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Hope Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Hope Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Hope Cemetery
    • Thomas Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Thomas Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Thomas Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomas Cemetery
    • Black Jack Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Black Jack Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Black Jack Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Jack Cemetery
    • Craig Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Craig Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Craig Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craig Cemetery
    • Chapman Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chapman Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Chapman Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapman Cemetery
    • Moyers Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Moyers Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Moyers Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Moyers Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Henderson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moyers Cemetery
    • Lockridge Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lockridge Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lockridge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lockridge Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Henderson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lockridge Cemetery
    • Hunt Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hunt Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hunt Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hunt Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Henderson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunt Cemetery
    • Hughes Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hughes Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hughes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hughes Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Henderson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hughes Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Henderson had a population of 1,536 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Henderson had a population of 13,049 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Henderson, with the one closest to Henderson listed first.

  • Henderson [Rusk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henderson
    • Henderson [Rusk County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Henderson
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,536 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,049 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Henderson had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Henderson<2>
  • Pirtle [Rusk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pirtle
    • Pirtle [Rusk County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Henderson
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pirtle had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pirtle
  • Minden [Rusk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minden
    • Minden [Rusk County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Henderson
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 142 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Minden had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Minden<2>
  • Pinehill [Rusk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinehill
    • Pinehill [Rusk County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Henderson
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 315 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pinehill had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinehill
  • Laneville [Rusk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laneville
    • Laneville [Rusk County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Henderson
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Laneville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laneville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laneville<2>
  • Monroe [Rusk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monroe
    • Monroe [Rusk County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Henderson
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Monroe had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monroe have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
  • Continue List ...
    • Overton [Rusk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Overton
      • Overton [Rusk County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Henderson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 401 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,503 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Overton had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Overton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Overton<2>
    • Long Branch [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Branch
      • Long Branch [Panola County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Henderson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 53 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Long Branch had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Branch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Long Branch<2>
    • Fair Play [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fair Play
      • Fair Play [Panola County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Henderson
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fair Play had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fair Play have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fair Play
    • Elderville [Gregg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elderville
      • Elderville [Gregg County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Henderson
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Elderville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elderville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elderville
    • Kilgore [Gregg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kilgore
      • Kilgore [Gregg County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Henderson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 248 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,857 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Kilgore had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kilgore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kilgore<2>
    • Glenfawn [Rusk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenfawn
      • Glenfawn [Rusk County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Henderson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 267 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Glenfawn had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenfawn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenfawn
    • New Salem [Rusk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Salem
      • New Salem [Rusk County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Henderson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 289 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, New Salem had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Salem
    • Griffin [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Griffin
      • Griffin [Cherokee County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Henderson
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Griffin had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Griffin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griffin
    • Mount Enterprise [Rusk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Enterprise
      • Mount Enterprise [Rusk County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Henderson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 118 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 433 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mount Enterprise had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Enterprise have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Enterprise
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Enterprise<2>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Henderson. See our List of 1890's Communities around Henderson.

Mentions & References for Henderson

Find a Community in Texas

About Rusk County

About Texas

The official website for Henderson: www.hendersontx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. 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.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Henderson. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, 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: 32.1532, Longitude: -94.7995    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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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