Henderson is located in the Rusk County, in the State of Texas. As a county seat, Henderson has a population of approximately 11,300 inhabitants. The city of Henderson was named after the first governor of Texas, James Pinckney Henderson and it is said to have formed a local community even before the actual Texas State was designated.
Top Attractions within Henderson
The Heritage Syrup Festival is held every year, in November, in the historic district of Henderson. There are numerous activities featured during the events, which ensures fun for everyone, regardless of age and interests. The entertainment provided is focused on country and rock and roll music, as well as on various forms of dancing. While listening to some music, you can take up arts and crafts or visit the stands of food and retail sellers. Other attractions are: the melodrama act, children's section and the car exhibit of antique models.
The Depot Museum Complex is the home of the Children's Discovery Centre and of the Rusk County History Museum. These two facilities in Henderson provide the perfect mediums for people of all ages to have access to knowledge and cultural information. For children, there are specially organised programs and classes, in order to develop their talents in a certain filed and to broaden their general knowledge. The History Museum can be interesting for any age, as it will amaze children and teach adults important facts about the evolution of this region.
The Lake Forest Park is a multi-purpose facility that people can use for leisure and relaxation in Henderson. The park includes a lake and numerous trails and designated spaces, which enable people to take on several activities. For example, you can have picnics and barbecues, take up walking or jogging, take up fishing and so on. There is also an available swimming pool to be used in summer days, a playground for children, soccer fields, baseball fields and a miniature golf course. Another amazing facility is the historic carousel which is still usable, an unique attraction of the Lake Forest Park, in Henderson.