Welcome to Henderson, Texas!

Welcome to Historic Henderson, Texas, founded in 1843 during the days of the Republic of Texas. Henderson should be on anyone's list of not-to-be-missed places in East Texas.

A State and National Main Street City, Henderson has restored buildings filled with shops and restaurants. A downtown walking tour brochure helps visitors to appreciate the beauty of this friendly community.

Throughout the year, the Henderson Main Street Program seeks to make downtown the jewel of East Texas, with continued restoration and reuse of buildings and recruitment of new business to the heart of the city. The downtown has maintained its integrity through all of the many changes through the years.

In 1988, Henderson was designated as a Texas Main Street Project City. The entire downtown is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Downtown Henderson has much to offer, including dining, clothing shops, gifts, and antiques and collectibles.

There are planned downtown events throughout the year, including award-winning plays at our restored Opera House Theatre.

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