Introduction to Henderson, Kentucky
Henderson, Kentucky, in Henderson county, is 9 miles S of Evansville, Indiana (center to center) and 103 miles W of Louisville, Kentucky. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Evansville - Henderson metropolitan area. Henderson contains a population of approximately 27,373.
A frontier village in this area was called Red Banks by native Americans who settled and hunted here. Several white settlers came to the area around the early and mid 1790s. The roots of the city lie in a plan by Colonel Richard Henderson, a North Carolina judge as well as a group of investors. They bought a large area of land from the Cherokee Indians and resold these frontier lands to the settlers. The city was incorporated in 1801.
Henderson and nearby Attractions
- Atkinson Park
- Chapel Hill Church
- Evansville Museum of Arts & Science
- Sunset Park
Things To Do In Henderson
Tourists love to visit the parks like Atkinson Park, Sunset Park, and Audubon Mill Park. A stroll by the Scenic Lake is a refreshing experience. One can also visit the Chapel Hill Church. The Evansville Museum of Arts and Science and Reitz Home Museum are the favorite spots for history lovers. There are many festivals celebrated in the city including the W.C. Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival, Kite Festival, Bluegrass in the Park Music and Folklife Festival, and Holy Name Fall Festival.
Evansville Regional Airport offer facilities for air transportation.
Henderson Higher Education
Henderson Community College is located in Henderson. Other higher education institutes that the residents of the city can attend include the University of Evansville, Trinity Theological Seminary - Trinity College, and University of Southern Indian.