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Henderson County Texas

Henderson County is a county in the state of Texas. The county seat is Athens. The county is named in honor of James Pinckney Henderson, the first Attorney General of the Republic of Texas, and Secretary of State for the republic. He later served as the first Governor of Texas.

Henderson County was established on April 27, 1846, the year after Texas statehood, from parts of Houston and Nacogdoches counties. Its first town was Buffalo, laid out in 1847. The county boundaries were set in 1850, with some reduction from the previous size. The restructuring resulted in the need for a new county seat. In an election, Athens was chosen as the site for the "courthouse under the oaks."

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HENDERSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE

CITIES, TOWNS,  AND POPULATED PLACES

* Athens (county seat) * Brownsboro * Chandler * Eustace * Gun Barrel City * Log Cabin * Malakoff *
* Moore Station * Murchison * Seven Points * Star Harbor * Tool * Trinidad * Berryville * Caney City *
* Coffee City * Enchanted Oaks * Payne Springs * Poynor * Aley * Antioch * Baxter * Bethel * Big Rock *
* Buffalo * Crescent Heights * Cross Roads * Dauphin * Evelyn * Fincastle * Harmony * LaRue *
* Leagueville * Mankin * New Hope * Opelika * Pauline * Pickens * Pine Grove * Ruth Springs *
* Shady Oaks * Stockard * Sumer Hill * Union Hill * Virginia Hill *
 
Ghost Towns

* Centreville * Corinth *

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Website Updates:
Apr 2018: Marriage Notices: LEVY, BENSON; Crime News: HUFF
Jan 2018: Website redecorated and pages are mobile friendly; Calamity News: 1909 fire
May 2017: County records: 1900 Fugitives from Justice
 
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Surrounding Counties

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* Van Zandt County (north)

* Smith County (east)

* Cherokee County (southeast)

* Anderson County (south)

* Freestone County (southwest)

* Navarro County (west)

* Ellis County (northwest)

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