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Welcome to Henderson County, KY
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It was formed in 1799. The county was named for Colonel Richard Henderson who originally purchased 17,000,000 acres of land from the Cherokee Indians, only to have the purchase voided by the Virginia legislature. Then, in 1778, the Richard Henderson Company was granted 200,000 acres in recognition of the $50,000 paid by the company to the Indians in the Treaty of Watauga. Land in that grant is included in the present boundary of Henderson County.

The county seat is the City of Henderson.

Cities and Towns
* Corydon * Henderson * Robards * Scuffletown * Spottsville

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