Place:Henderson, Texas, United States

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NameHenderson
Alt namesHendersonsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates32.2°N 95.833°W
Located inTexas, United States     (1846 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Henderson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 78,532. The county seat is Athens. It is named in honor of James Pinckney Henderson, the first Attorney General of the Republic of Texas, and later Secretary of State for the republic.

Henderson County was established in 1846, the year after Texas statehood. The current county boundaries were set in 1850, with some reduction from the previous size. The restructuring resulted in the need for a new county seat. In an election, Athens was chosen as the site for the "courthouse under the oaks."

Timeline

Date Event Source
1846 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1846 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1847 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1847 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1847 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1850 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1903 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1850 1,237
1860 4,595
1870 6,786
1880 9,735
1890 12,285
1900 19,970
1910 20,131
1920 28,327
1930 30,583
1940 31,822
1950 23,405
1960 21,786
1970 26,466
1980 42,606
1990 58,543

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