back in time where history comes alive. Visit the National Register
Historic District-Downtown filled with specialty shops, antique
stores and unique merchandise. Take in the oilfield driving tour,
which features museums and shopping. Bed & breakfast inns await
you, and dining pleasures are endless.
Location: Henderson is located in the Piney
Woods of East Texas, 150 miles east of Dallas, 175 miles north of
Houston, and 75 miles west of Shreveport Louisiana.
History: Established in 1843, Henderson was
named after the first Governor of the State of Texas, James Pickney
Henderson. The county's economic foundation was agriculture throughout
a period of almost a hundred years before a new era dawned with
the discovery of oil in 1930.
Recreation: Nine area lakes provide fishing
areas and water sports. The Expo Center is the site of rodeos along
with related activities. Ball fields, soccer fields, a basketball
pavilion, picnic tables and an indoor gym are found in the Rusk
County Recreation Center. Lake Forest Park includes a swimming
pool, lake fishing, playground, and jogging trails. Two golf courses,
and a tennis court are also located within the city.
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City of Henderson Tourism Department
502 West Main Street
Henderson, Texas 75652
Phone: 1-866-650-5529 or (903) 657-2119