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Henderson is a city located in Henderson County, along the Ohio River in Western Kentucky. The elevation of a Geographic location is its height above a fixed reference point often the mean sea level. A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International The Central Time Zone observes Standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time ( UTC−6) and five hours during Daylight saving Areas using UTC−6 Single zone countries Belize Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala Daylight saving time ( DST UTC−5 is the Time offset used in the North American Eastern Time Zone during Standard time and in the North American Central Time Zone during A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating Telephone number ranges to countries regions areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks Area code 270 presently serves the US state of Kentucky 's western counties Federal Information Processing Standards ( FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the United States Federal government for use by all non-military The Geographic Names Information System ( GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout Henderson County is a County located in the US state of Kentucky. The Ohio River is the largest Tributary by volume of the Mississippi River. The Commonwealth of Kentucky ( is a state located in the East Central United States of America. It was called "Red Banks" by the native Americans who originally lived and hunted there because of the reddish clay soil on the banks of the river. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 27,373 and the metropolitan population was 342,815. It is part of the Evansville, Indiana metropolitan area. Evansville (ˈɛvənzˌvɪl is the third-largest city in the U
The city has been called home by ornithologist, naturalist, and painter John James Audubon as well as blues legend W.C. Handy. Ornithology (from Greek ὄρνις ὄρνιθος ornis, ornithos, "bird" and λόγος logos, "knowledge" is the branch of Natural history is the Scientific research of Plants or Animals leaning more towards the Observational than Experimental methods Painting (pān'tīng in Art, is the practice of applying Color to a Surface (support base such as e John James Audubon ( April 26 1785 – January 27 1851) was an American ornithologist, naturalist, hunter The Blues is a vocal and instrumental form of Music based on the use of the Blue notes It emerged as an accessible form of self-expression William Christopher Handy ( November 16 1873 &ndash March 28 1958) was a Blues Composer and Musician, often For more than 100 years the city has been home to the Southern Cherokee Nation. 
Henderson's roots lie in a scheme by a North Carolina judge, Colonel Richard Henderson, and a group of investors who sought to buy much of modern-day Kentucky and Tennessee from 1,200 Cherokee Indians gathered at Sycamore Shoals (located at present day Elizabethton, Tennessee) and later resell these frontier lands to settlers. North Carolina ( is a state located on the Atlantic Seaboard in the southeastern United States Colonel ( RP ˈkɜnəl GA ˈkɜrnəl is a Military rank of a Commissioned officer, with corresponding ranks existing in almost every country Richard Henderson (1734&ndash1785 was an American pioneer and merchant who attempted to create a colony called Transylvania just as the American The Commonwealth of Kentucky ( is a state located in the East Central United States of America. Tennessee ( is a state located in the Southern United States. The Cherokee (ᎠᏂᏴᏫᏯ a-ni-yv-wi-ya, in the Cherokee language) are a people native to North America, who at the time of European contact Sycamore Shoals is a stretch of the Watauga River near Elizabethton Tennessee, USA offering a ford crossing of the river Elizabethton is a city in and the County seat of Carter County, Tennessee, United States.
Henderson's group, the Transylvania Company, hired Daniel Boone to help settle the region. Transylvania was a short-lived colony primarily in what is now the U Daniel Boone ( &ndash September 26 1820 was an American pioneer and hunter whose frontier exploits made him one of the first folk heroes The Virginia General Assembly ultimately voided the deal, but granted Richard Henderson & Company 200,000 acres (800 km²) in exchange for their efforts in developing the wilderness region. The Virginia General Assembly is the legislative body of the Commonwealth of Virginia. That ground was located where the Green River flows into the Ohio River. The Green River is a tributary of the Ohio River that rises in Lincoln County in south-central Kentucky. The Ohio River is the largest Tributary by volume of the Mississippi River. Richard Henderson died years before the site was developed. On behalf of other investors and their heirs, Gen. Samuel Hopkins and a surveyor named Thomas Allin in 1797 visited the frontier village named Red Banks and laid out plans for a town, which was named Henderson. Samuel Hopkins may refer to Samuel Hopkins (inventor (1743&ndash1803 American inventor who was awarded the first US patent for a process to refine potash
A distinguishing characteristic of their efforts were unusually wide streets, reportedly to prevent a fire in one block from easily spreading to another. Those streets are so wide that today even with diagonal parking spaces downtown, there is still enough space to allow delivery trucks to park in the center of the street without interfering with two-way traffic. An historic walking tour of the greater downtown area has been organized by the Downtown Henderson Project. 
In the latter half of the 19th century, Henderson County became a major producer of tobacco, much of which was exported to Great Britain. Henderson was reported to be the largest dark tobacco producer in the world with large tobacco warehouses and stemmeries dotting the downtown area. Picture postcards from the era show long lines of horse/mule-drawn wagons piled high with tobacco, waiting their turn to unload. Some tobacco processors accumulated considerable fortunes. Undocumented claims have persisted that in 1860 Henderson ranked second only to Heidelberg, Germany, in terms of per capita wealth and that shortly before World War I it was home to more millionaires than any city in the world for its size. But Great Britain imposed a high tariff on imported tobacco after World War I, wrecking Henderson's export market. Tobacco warehouses and plants closed, and the community's economic fortunes reversed. The last tobacco facility, the Soaper Tobacco Warehouse on Pennell Street, closed in 1984.
While many cities were inundated during the devastation during the Ohio River flood of 1937, the city of Henderson, because of its position on a bluff above the river, was spared much of the damage that Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Louisville, Evansville, Paducah and others suffered. The Ohio River flood of 1937 took place in late January and February 1937 Evansville (ˈɛvənzˌvɪl is the third-largest city in the U Paducah is the largest city in Kentucky 's Jackson Purchase Region and the County seat of McCracken County, Kentucky, United States That prompted Leigh Harris, publisher of the Henderson Gleaner and Evening Journal newspapers, to boast: "Henderson is on the river but never in it!" That helped prompt industrialization of the city. The Henderson Gleaner (or simply The Gleaner) is the daily Newspaper in Henderson Kentucky.
Henderson is located at  According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 17. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census 1 square miles (44. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 2 km²), of which, 15. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 0 square miles (38. 8 km²) of it is land and 2. 1 square miles (5. 5 km²) of it (12. 36%) is water.(37. 835587, -87. 580713).
Because the Indiana-Kentucky border is defined as the low-water mark on the north bank of the Ohio River as of 1792, a small portion of Henderson County (approximately 4 miles long and 1 mile wide), lies north of the current course of the river in what would appear as part of Indiana. The State of Indiana ( was the 19th US state admitted into the union The Commonwealth of Kentucky ( is a state located in the East Central United States of America. The Ohio River is the largest Tributary by volume of the Mississippi River. Both the Bi-State Vietnam Gold Star Bridges and the Ellis Park Racecourse horse racing track are located entirely within Kentucky. The Bi-State Vietnam Gold Star Bridges, also known as the Twin Bridges, connect Henderson Kentucky and Evansville Indiana along U Ellis Park is a thoroughbred racetrack in Henderson Kentucky, just south of Evansville Indiana. The racetrack actually uses Indiana's 812 area code despite officially being located in Kentucky. North American Area code 812 includes cities and regions in southern Indiana ( Bedford, Bloomington, Clarksville, Columbus
As of the census of 2000, there were 27,373 people, 11,693 households, and 7,389 families residing in the city. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population The population density was 1,829. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 0 people per square mile (706. 0/km²). There were 12,652 housing units at an average density of 845. 4/sq mi (326. 3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 87. 26% White, 10. 53% Black or African American, 0. 18% Native American, 0. 40% Asian, 0. 01% Pacific Islander, 0. 58% from other races, and 1. 04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1. 27% of the population.
There were 11,693 households out of which 29. 8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45. 5% were married couples living together, 14. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36. 8% were non-families. 32. 1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12. 9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2. 27 and the average family size was 2. 86.
In the city the population was spread out with 23. 5% under the age of 18, 9. 2% from 18 to 24, 29. 5% from 25 to 44, 22. 5% from 45 to 64, and 15. 3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 89. 3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85. 3 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $30,427, and the median income for a family was $39,887. Males had a median income of $32,131 versus $22,225 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,925. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country About 13. 2% of families and 16. 5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country 6% of those under age 18 and 11. 3% of those age 65 or over.
More than 30 percent of jobs, and approximately 40 percent of wages, in Henderson County are associated with manufacturing, far in excess of national averages. Among the community's industries today are aluminum production, automotive and appliance parts, plastic injection molding, tool and die making, food processing and processing of recycled materials. It also ranks as one of Kentucky's top three corn and soybean producers. Henderson is also one of the state's leading coal producers, with over 2. 8 million tons produced in 2004. 
The Henderson County school system includes eight elementary schools: A. B. Chandler, Spottsville, East Heights, Bend Gate, South Heights, Jefferson, Cairo, and Niagara; two middle schools: North Middle and South Middle; and one high school: Henderson County High School. Two other schools one for those with mental and or physical deficiency, Riverview, the other an alternative school for those suspended from the other schools in the district, Central Learning Center.  There is also one parochial school, Holy Name of Jesus Catholic School. 
Henderson is home to one postsecondary institution, Henderson Community College, as well as a satellite campus of Murray State University. Henderson Community College (HCC located in Henderson Kentucky, is one of 16 two-year open-admissions colleges of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System Murray State University, located in the town of Murray, Kentucky, is an approximately 10000-student four-year public university  In addition, students are also served by Oakland City University Evansville Center, University of Evansville, and University of Southern Indiana in neighboring Evansville, Indiana. Oakland City University is located in Oakland City in northeastern Gibson County in southwestern Indiana, and is the only General Baptist -affiliated The University of Evansville ( UE) is a small private University with approximately 3050 students located in Evansville Indiana. The University of Southern Indiana (USI is a Public university in Evansville Indiana. Evansville (ˈɛvənzˌvɪl is the third-largest city in the U
Ornithologist, naturalist, and painter John James Audubon spent several years in Henderson in the 1810s. Ornithology (from Greek ὄρνις ὄρνιθος ornis, ornithos, "bird" and λόγος logos, "knowledge" is the branch of Natural history is the Scientific research of Plants or Animals leaning more towards the Observational than Experimental methods Painting (pān'tīng in Art, is the practice of applying Color to a Surface (support base such as e John James Audubon ( April 26 1785 – January 27 1851) was an American ornithologist, naturalist, hunter He is honored in the downtown with nine cast-bronze sculptures based on paintings from Audubon's "Birds of America" series, at the John James Audubon State Park and Museum, which houses the world's largest collection of John James Audubon memorabilia and one of the most extensive collections of his work in the world. Downtown is a term primarily used in North America to refer to a city's core usually in a geographical commercial and community sense Bronze is any of a broad range of Copper alloys, usually with Tin as the main additive but sometimes with other elements such as Phosphorus Painting (pān'tīng in Art, is the practice of applying Color to a Surface (support base such as e John James Audubon State Park is located on U S Highway 41 in Henderson Kentucky, just south of the Ohio River. A souvenir (from French, for memory) memento or keepsake is an object a traveler brings home for the memories associated with 
Each year Henderson hosts a variety of events and festivals. The Henderson Breakfast Lions Club holds the Tri-Fest, a street festival that raises funds for non-profit organizations, in mid-April each year. Tri-Fest is an annual charitable festival held every April in Henderson Kentucky. There is also the free Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival in mid-June and the free Bluegrass in the Park in August.  The Green River Arts & Crafts Festival is a large event that has been held for more than 30 years on a weekend in early October at John James Audubon State Park and organized by the Green River Area Development District. John James Audubon State Park is located on U S Highway 41 in Henderson Kentucky, just south of the Ohio River. 
Blues legend W.C. Handy spent nearly a decade in Henderson. The Blues is a vocal and instrumental form of Music based on the use of the Blue notes It emerged as an accessible form of self-expression William Christopher Handy ( November 16 1873 &ndash March 28 1958) was a Blues Composer and Musician, often A decade is a period of 10 Years (since 1594 a factor of 10 difference between two numbers, or sometimes a set or a group of ten (since 1451 In his autobiography Father of the Blues, Handy said: "I didn’t write any songs in Henderson, but it was there I realized that experiences I had had, things I had seen and heard could be set down in a kind of music characteristic of my race. An autobiography, from the Greek αὐτός autos "self" βίος bios "life" and γράφειν graphein "to write" There I learned to appreciate the music of my people … then the blues were born, because from that day on, I started thinking about putting my own experience down in that particular kind of music. " Each year, Henderson honors Handy by holding one of the largest outdoor free concerts in the USA, the Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival. A concert is a live Performance, usually of Music, before an Audience. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the
A few scenes from the movie A League of Their Own were shot in Henderson, including boarding house scenes that were filmed at a stately home at 612 North Main St. A League of Their Own is a 1992 Comedy-drama Film that tells a fictionalized account of the real-life All-American Girls Professional that was once the home of Augustus Owsley Stanley, a governor of Kentucky and U. Augustus Owsley Stanley ( May 21, 1867 - August 12, 1958) was Governor of Kentucky and a member of the United States Senate S. senator. These include the scene in which the character Dottie Hinson (Geena Davis) is reunited with her husband Bob (Bill Pullman), who has been overseas fighting during World War II, and she leaves the women's baseball team. Virginia Elizabeth "Geena" Davis (born January 21, 1956) is an Academy Award - and Golden Globe -winning and Emmy -nominated William James Pullman (born December 17, 1953) is an American film television and stage actor World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including
In 1994, the Henderson Recreational Association signed a contract with the Babe Ruth League, Inc. Babe Ruth League is a youth Baseball program The organization's headquarters are on Lawrence Township, New Jersey, United States. to host the 1994 Bambino World Series. This was the first time the city of Henderson had ever hosted a major sporting event. Park Field was the intended site for the Series but didn't meet the BRL requirements. The city had to construct a bigger and better-equipped stadium. Construction on the project began in 1992 and ended in the early part of 1994. After the renovations, seating in Park Field was increased to 5,500. The playing field was resurfaced, and many other improvements were made.
On August 10, 1994, the first pitch of the 1994 Bambino World Series was thrown out. Events 612 BC - Killing of Sinsharishkun, King of Assyrian Empire Year 1994 ( MCMXCIV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar) Thousands of fans packed into Park Field to watch the event. A week of baseball was set, bringing in qualifying teams from all over the United States and the Virgin Islands. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the See also Culture of the Virgin Islands Music of the Virgin Islands Virgin Islands Creole Kennewick, Washington took home the crown. Kennewick is a city in Benton County in the southeastern part of the U Two years later, the town decided to bring the Series back to Henderson. The event was dedicated to former Kentucky Senator and former Henderson resident A.B. "Happy" Chandler. The United States Senate is the Upper house of the bicameral United States Congress, the Lower house being the House of Representatives Albert Benjamin "Happy" Chandler Sr (July 14 1898 June 15 1991 was twice Governor of Kentucky, a U This time the Series would be publicized more in the media by networking a 24-hour television station dedicated entirely to the event. On the day of the event the town newspaper, The Gleaner, created a huge informational program for the event including the teams, bios, pictures and even a baseball card treatment to the host team, the Henderson All-Stars. The 1996 Bambino World Series began on August 17, 1996. Events 986 - A Byzantine army was destroyed in the pass of Trajan's Gate by the Bulgarians under the Comitopuli Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) The Henderson All-Star Team advanced all the way to the National Championship game, something no other host team has been able to accomplish. But the hometown team was not enough for the 8-time Bambino World Series National Champion Oakland, California and lost 8-4. Oakland (ˈoʊklənd founded in 1852 is the eighth-largest city in the U
Henderson is served by one local daily newspaper, The Gleaner, as well the metro edition of the Evansville Courier & Press. The Henderson Gleaner (or simply The Gleaner) is the daily Newspaper in Henderson Kentucky. The Evansville Courier & Press is a local newspaper in Evansville Indiana. Both are owned by the E.W. Scripps Company. The EW Scripps Company ( is an American Media conglomerate founded by Edward W
Henderson is part of the Evansville media market, the 101st-largest television market  and 161st-largest radio market  in the United States. WSON (860-AM) is the only locally owned radio station broadcasting from the city. WSON (860 AM) is a Radio station broadcasting a Adult Standards/MOR format Stations from Owensboro and Madisonville are also available. Owensboro is the third-largest city in the US state of Kentucky and the County seat of Daviess County. Madisonville is a City in Hopkins County, Kentucky, United States of the Western Coal Field region
WEHT, Evansville's ABC affiliate, has its studios and transmitting tower located in Henderson, though it is licensed to Evansville. WEHT is an ABC affiliate in Evansville Indiana. The station is owned by Gilmore Broadcasting Company, a subsidiary of Gilmore Enterprises The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network.