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Henderson County was formed April 27, 1846 from parts of Houston and Nacogdoches Counties.

The county seat of Henderson is Athens. This county is near the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, and is named in honor of James Pinckney Henderson, the first governor of Texas after it became part of the United States.

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Surrounding Counties:


Kaufman County (north)


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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