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Welcome to Henderson ...

The city of Henderson is located in the Piney Woods (East Texas).

Henderson is located in Rusk County<1> and is the County Seat for Rusk County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Henderson has a population of 13,123 people<2> (see below for details).

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

The community of Henderson is 480 feet [146 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Henderson: (903) and (430)<4>

The ZIP codes for Henderson: 75652-75654<5>

Websites for Henderson ...

Official Website: www.hendersontx.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Henderson had an population of 13,123 people. This is a decrease of 4.3% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 16.41% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Henderson had a population of 13,712 people (or 25.71% of the total population of Rusk County). This makes Henderson the county's most populous community.

The population of Henderson represents 0.05% of the population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 173rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 13,712 people, the population of Henderson increased 21.64% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 11,273 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 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, North Carolina (2), Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (4), Tennessee (2), 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.

  • Kilgore [Gregg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kilgore
    • Kilgore [Gregg County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> 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<7>
  • Overton [Rusk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Overton
    • Overton [Rusk County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Henderson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,503 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Overton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Overton<7>
  • Troup [Smith County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troup
    • Troup [Smith County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> 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.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troup
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troup<7>
  • Tatum [Rusk County]
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    • Tatum [Rusk County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Henderson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,417 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tatum have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tatum
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tatum<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Arp [Smith County]
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      • Arp [Smith County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> 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.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arp
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arp<7>
    • New London [Rusk County]
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      • New London [Rusk County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> 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.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New London
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New London<7>
    • Lakeport [Gregg County]
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      • Lakeport [Gregg County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> 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.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakeport<7>
    • Easton [Gregg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Easton
      • Easton [Gregg County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> 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.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Easton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Easton<7>
    • Mount Enterprise [Rusk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Enterprise
      • Mount Enterprise [Rusk County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Henderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 433 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Enterprise have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Enterprise
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Enterprise<7>
    • Rolling Meadows [Gregg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Meadows
      • Rolling Meadows [Gregg County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Henderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolling Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Meadows

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 9 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 Texas (1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Rusk, 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>Area code (430) is an overlay for area code (903).
<5>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).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Henderson includes: 75652, 75653 & 75654.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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