Introduction to Henderson, Tennessee
Henderson, Tennessee, in Chester county, is 15 miles SE of Jackson, Tennessee and 82 miles E of Memphis, Tennessee. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Jackson metropolitan area with. Henderson contains a population of approximately 5,670.
Henderson was named in honor of James Henderson, who was an American officer in the War of 1812. The city was officially incorporated in July 1969. Henderson is the county seat of Chester County, which was organized in 1879 and was the last county created in Tennessee.
Henderson and nearby Attractions
- Chickasaw State Park
- Coon Creek Science Center
- Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Park
- McNairy County Museum
- Big Hill Pond State Park
- Casey Jones Home and Railroad Museum
Things To Do In Henderson
Henderson offers easy access to the Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Park, the Chickasaw State Park, the Big Hill Pond State Park, the Pickwick Landing State Park and the Shiloh National Military Park. The Cool Springs Baptist Church, the Henderson Church of Christ, the Sanford Hill Baptist Church and the Henderson First Baptist Church are some of the local churches. The city also hosts the Chester County Barbecue Festival every September.
Memphis International is the nearest major airport.
Henderson Higher Education
Freed-Hardeman University is the local institution of higher education. Others in the neighborhood include Union University, Jackson State Community College and Northeast Mississippi Community College.