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HENDERSON COUNTY, TEXAS

32 12' 36" N, 95 51' 0" W (32.21, -95.85)

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  • Henderson County TX
    Contiguous Counties:
    Kaufman County (N) Van Zandt County (N) Smith County (E) Cherokee County (SE) Anderson County (S) Freestone County (SW) Navarro County (W) Ellis County (NW)

    Henderson County History

    1936 Centennial Marker :

    HENDERSON COUNTY
    Formed from Houston and Nacogdoches counties.
    Created April 27, 1846; organized August 4, 1846.
    Named in honor of James Pinckney Henderson, 1808-1858, first governor of the State of Texas.
    Buffalo, Centerville and Athens (since 1850) have served as county seats.


    Henderson County Courthouse
    Texas - Henderson County Courthouse
    Henderson County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson

    Henderson County Town List

    Cities, Towns & Ghost Towns: History, attractions, landmarks, architecture, monuments, museums, cemeteries, bridges, parks, vintage & contemporary images, area destinations, hotels, and forum.

    County Seat - Athens
    Book Hotel Here - Athens Hotels
  • Athens - County Seat
  • Baxter ghost town
  • Beck's Chapel ghost town
  • Buffalo ghost town, first county seat
  • Carroll Springs ghost town
  • Catfish ghost town
  • Centerville ghost town
  • Chandler
  • Coffee City
  • Eustace
  • Fincastle
  • Gun Barrel City
  • Larue
  • Leagueville
  • Malakoff
  • New York
  • Pickens ghost town
  • Poynor
  • Science Hill ghost town
  • Tool
  • Trinidad

  • Henderson County Texas 1907 Postal map
    Henderson County 1907 postal map
    From Texas state map #2090
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Henderson County 1920s Map
    Henderson County 1920s map
    From Texas state map #10749
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Henderson County 1940s Map
    Henderson County 1940s map
    From Texas state map #4335
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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