Henderson is the county seat of Vance County, North Carolina, United States of America. Henderson was settled in 1841 and it was named in the honor of Leonard Henderson, the North Carolina Supreme Court Chief of Justice who was a friend of the settler - Lewis Reavis. In present, Henderson has several nicknames like The Gateway City, Triangle North and The Gate's and its motto is Progress, Pride, Potential. The city has an area of 8.3 square miles and a total of 16.000 residents. Notable among them are journalist Charlie Rose and Stand by Me composer and singer Ben E. King.
Top Attractions within Henderson
Kerr Lake Country Club is the host of an 18-hole golf course, the favorite of the locals of Henderson, thanks to its great surroundings and affordable prices. The club is appreciated not only for its course, but also for the location and for the great treatment its clients receive.
Nazkarts Family Fun Center is the best place in Henderson to try carting. This place is appropriate for the whole family and children also can take lessons of carting and have fun together with their parents. The center has also other attractions and rides so, this place is great to spend a whole day.
Vance County Historical Museum is the historical museum of the area. In the museum's rooms, you can admire the story of the settling of the town - in pictures and you can also see great collections of American art and antique items of furniture collected from Vance County.
Raleigh Road Outdoor Theater is a great outdoor theater located within Henderson, where you can admire classic plays or those put together by locals. The theater has a capacity of 265 seats and is always full, being an important attraction. Not just locals of Henderson, but also tourists made this a hot spot of the city.