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Destination: Henderson, Texas

National Register Historic District-Downtown Henderson, TexasStep 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

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