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Welcome to Henderson ...

The town of Henderson is located in Mason County<1>.


The location of Henderson has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Henderson, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1881.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Henderson has a population of 258 people<3> (see below for details).

Henderson is 590 feet [180 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Henderson: (304) and (681)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Henderson had an population of 258 people. This is a decrease of 4.8% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 20.62% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Henderson had a population of 271 people. This makes Henderson the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Henderson represents 0.01% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 204th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 271 people, the population of Henderson decreased 16.62% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 325 people).

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

Communities Also Named Henderson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two West Virginia communities named Henderson: This one is located in Mason County and the other is located in Wood County.

Beyond West Virginia, 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), Texas and Virginia.

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.

  • Middleport
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middleport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middleport
    • Middleport is located in Meigs County (OH)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,391 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middleport <6>
  • Pomeroy
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pomeroy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pomeroy
    • Pomeroy is located in Meigs County (OH)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,740 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pomeroy <6>
  • New Haven
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Buffalo
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Mason
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mason have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mason
    • Mason is located in Mason County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 920 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mason <6>
  • Syracuse
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Syracuse have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Syracuse
    • Syracuse is located in Meigs County (OH)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 809 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Syracuse <6>
  • Rio Grande
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
  • Racine
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Racine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Racine
    • Racine is located in Meigs County (OH)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 654 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Racine <6>
  • Hartford City
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartford City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartford City
    • Hartford City is located in Mason County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 593 people
  • Rutland
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)

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. 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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Henderson was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Henderson post office opened in 1881.

We also found Henderson in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Henderson.

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 State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Mason, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Henderson.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Henderson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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