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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Henderson, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Henderson and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Henderson:
    • 38.830451, -82.136011
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Henderson
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Henderson ...

We have found 48 communities that share the name Henderson.

There is one other community in West Virginia which is also named Henderson.

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another 47 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 47 communities, 47 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Located In West Virginia ...
    • Wood County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Henderson [Wood County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Morgan County
      • This Henderson is located in Morgan County and lies 396 miles [637.3 km]<2> to the southwest of the Henderson that is located in Mason County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morgan County community of Henderson.
      • Pike County
      • This Henderson is located in Pike County and lies 542 miles [872.3 km] to the south southwest of the Henderson that is located in Mason County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pike County community of Henderson.
    • Arkansas
      • Baxter County
      • This Henderson is located in Baxter County and lies 577 miles [928.6 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Henderson that is located in Mason County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baxter County community of Henderson.
      • Woodruff County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Henderson [Woodruff County].
    • California
      • Humboldt County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Henderson [Humboldt County].
      • San Mateo County
      • This Henderson is located in San Mateo County and lies 2,158 miles [3,473 km]<2> to the west of the Henderson that is located in Mason County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Mateo County community of Henderson.
      • Tulare County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Henderson [Tulare County].
    • Colorado
      • Adams County
      • This Henderson is located in Adams County and lies 1,213 miles [1,952.1 km]<2> to the west of the Henderson that is located in Mason County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adams County community of Henderson.
      • Arapahoe County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Henderson [Arapahoe County].
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Henderson is located in Hillsborough County and lies 746 miles [1,200.6 km]<2> to the south of the Henderson that is located in Mason County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Henderson.
    • Georgia
      • Houston County
      • This Henderson is located in Houston County and lies 457 miles [735.5 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Henderson that is located in Mason County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Houston County community of Henderson.
    • Illinois
      • Knox County
      • This Henderson is located in Knox County and lies 460 miles [740.3 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Henderson that is located in Mason County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Knox County community of Henderson.
      • Macoupin County
      • This Henderson is located in Macoupin County and lies 411 miles [661.4 km] to the west of the Henderson that is located in Mason County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Macoupin County community of Henderson.
    • Indiana
      • Rush County
      • This Henderson is located in Rush County and lies 189 miles [304.2 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Henderson that is located in Mason County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rush County community of Henderson.
    • Iowa
      • Mills County
      • This Henderson is located in Mills County and lies 720 miles [1,158.7 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Henderson that is located in Mason County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mills County community of Henderson.
    • Kansas
      • Wichita County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Henderson [Wichita County].
    • Kentucky
      • Henderson County
      • This Henderson is located in Henderson County and lies 302 miles [486 km]<2> to the west of the Henderson that is located in Mason County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henderson County community of Henderson.
    • Louisiana
      • East Carroll Parish
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Henderson [East Carroll Parish].
      • Saint Martin Parish
      • This Henderson is located in Saint Martin Parish and lies 803 miles [1,292.3 km]<2> to the southwest of the Henderson that is located in Mason County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Martin Parish community of Henderson.
    • Maine
      • Piscataquis County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maine community of Henderson [Piscataquis County].
    • Maryland
      • Caroline County
      • This Henderson is located in Caroline County and lies 342 miles [550.4 km]<2> to the east of the Henderson that is located in Mason County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caroline County community of Henderson.
    • Michigan
      • Dickinson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Henderson [Dickinson County].
      • Ionia County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Henderson [Ionia County].
      • Macomb County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Henderson [Macomb County].
      • Shiawassee County
      • This Henderson is located in Shiawassee County and lies 312 miles [502.1 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Henderson that is located in Mason County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shiawassee County community of Henderson.
      • Wexford County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Henderson [Wexford County].
    • Minnesota
      • Sibley County
      • This Henderson is located in Sibley County and lies 722 miles [1,161.9 km]<2> to the northwest of the Henderson that is located in Mason County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sibley County community of Henderson.
    • Mississippi
      • Wayne County
      • This Henderson is located in Wayne County and lies 632 miles [1,017.1 km]<2> to the southwest of the Henderson that is located in Mason County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of Henderson.
    • Missouri
      • Webster County
      • This Henderson is located in Webster County and lies 605 miles [973.7 km]<2> to the west of the Henderson that is located in Mason County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Webster County community of Henderson.
    • Montana
      • Mineral County
      • This Henderson is located in Mineral County and lies 1,757 miles [2,827.6 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Henderson that is located in Mason County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mineral County community of Henderson.
    • Nebraska
      • York County
      • This Henderson is located in York County and lies 841 miles [1,353.5 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Henderson that is located in Mason County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the York County community of Henderson.
    • Nevada
      • Clark County
      • This Henderson is located in Clark County and lies 1,801 miles [2,898.4 km]<2> to the west of the Henderson that is located in Mason County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Henderson.
    • New York
      • Jefferson County
      • This Henderson is located in Jefferson County and lies 463 miles [745.1 km]<2> to the northeast of the Henderson that is located in Mason County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Henderson.
    • North Carolina
      • Vance County
      • This Henderson is located in Vance County and lies 267 miles [429.7 km]<2> to the southeast of the Henderson that is located in Mason County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Vance County community of Henderson.
      • Wilkes County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Henderson [Wilkes County].
    • Ohio
      • Brown County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Brown County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Brown County community of Henderson.
    • Oklahoma
      • Cleveland County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oklahoma community of Henderson [Cleveland County].
    • Ontario
      • This Henderson lies 488 miles [785.4 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Henderson that is located in Mason County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson
    • Oregon
      • Lane County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oregon community of Henderson [Lane County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Clarion County
      • This Henderson is located in Clarion County and lies 221 miles [355.7 km]<2> to the northeast of the Henderson that is located in Mason County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clarion County community of Henderson.
      • Clearfield County
      • This Henderson is located in Clearfield County and lies 243 miles [391.1 km] to the northeast of the Henderson that is located in Mason County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clearfield County community of Henderson.
      • Mercer County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Henderson [Mercer County].
      • Montgomery County
      • This Henderson is located in Montgomery County and lies 372 miles [598.7 km] to the east northeast of the Henderson that is located in Mason County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Henderson.
    • Tennessee
      • Chester County
      • This Henderson is located in Chester County and lies 428 miles [688.8 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Henderson that is located in Mason County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chester County community of Henderson.
      • Rutherford County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Henderson [Rutherford County].
    • Texas
      • Rusk County
      • This Henderson is located in Rusk County and lies 846 miles [1,361.5 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Henderson that is located in Mason County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rusk County community of Henderson.
    • Virginia
      • Washington County
      • This Henderson is located in Washington County and lies 135 miles [217.3 km]<2> to the south of the Henderson that is located in Mason County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Henderson.

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Couch [Mason County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Couch
    • Couch [Mason County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Henderson
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Couch have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Couch
  • Evans Heights [Gallia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evans Heights
    • Evans Heights [Gallia County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Henderson
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evans Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evans Heights
  • Hedgewood [Gallia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hedgewood
    • Hedgewood [Gallia County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Henderson
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hedgewood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hedgewood
  • Heights [Mason County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heights
    • Heights [Mason County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Henderson
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heights
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Lawnview [Gallia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawnview
      • Lawnview [Gallia County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Henderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lawnview have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawnview
    • Locust Lane [Mason County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locust Lane
      • Locust Lane [Mason County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Henderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Locust Lane have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mapleshade [Gallia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mapleshade
      • Mapleshade [Gallia County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Henderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mapleshade have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mapleshade
    • Meadowbrook [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowbrook
      • Meadowbrook [Mason County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Henderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadowbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowbrook
    • Orchard Hill [Gallia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orchard Hill
      • Orchard Hill [Gallia County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Henderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orchard Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchard Hill
    • Point Pleasant [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Point Pleasant
      • Point Pleasant [Mason County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Henderson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,062 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Point Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Point Pleasant
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Point Pleasant<5>
    • Willow Woods [Gallia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Woods
      • Willow Woods [Gallia County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Henderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Woods

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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Mel Clark     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Letart (West Virginia) on Wednesday July 7, 1926 and died in West Columbia (West Virginia) on Thursday May 1, 2014 at the age of 87. He is buried at Sunrise Memorial Gardens (Mason County, West Virginia).
      • Letart is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Henderson.
      • West Columbia is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the north of Henderson.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mel Clark<6>
    • David Arthur 'Dave' Roberts     (Major League Baseball)

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 town such as Henderson to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Henderson and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Point Pleasant, which is the Seat of Mason County and lies just to the North.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 43 miles [69.2 km]<2> to the southeast (SE). If you could walk a straight line from Henderson to Charleston, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 274 miles [441 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,112 miles [9,836.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,829 miles [10,990.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,704 miles [7,570.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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.
<2>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 drawn 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Henderson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Henderson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8305, Longitude: -82.1360       In this case, the coordinates for Henderson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.96 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.924 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.928 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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