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Henderson
by Cyndi Long Walker


Overview - One of the oldest towns in Texas, Henderson founded in 1843 is situated in the rolling green hills and pine forests of East Texas. Named for the state s first governor, James P. Henderson, the town is the seat of Rusk County. Henderson s fertile land and abundant stores of clay were enjoyed for centuries by Caddo Indians and other indigenous people; after settlement by Anglos, beginning in the 1830s, the area became known for cotton plantations.  Read more...

 
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Overview
One of the oldest towns in Texas, Henderson founded in 1843 is situated in the rolling green hills and pine forests of East Texas. Named for the state s first governor, James P. Henderson, the town is the seat of Rusk County. Henderson s fertile land and abundant stores of clay were enjoyed for centuries by Caddo Indians and other indigenous people; after settlement by Anglos, beginning in the 1830s, the area became known for cotton plantations. More Old South than Old West, Henderson might have had spectacular growth if the planned Galveston, Houston & Henderson Railroad had come to fruition. When that did not happen, Henderson relied on an economy based on cotton, farming, and logging until the Great East Texas Oilfield was discovered in 1930 just a few miles west. Oil, and later the commercial production of bricks, paved the way for a brighter future for the town, which today is still partially sustained by the riches of the earth through lignite production. Generations of hardworking men and women have called Henderson home, and the town today enjoys a revitalized town square filled with shops and restaurants."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781467132510
  • ISBN-10: 1467132519
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
  • Publish Date: December 2014
  • Page Count: 128
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 7 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.69 pounds

Series: Images of America

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Books > History > United States - State & Local - Southwest
Books > History > United States - State & Local - General
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