"Ancestral Home" Henderson by grandmaR

Henderson Travel Guide: 11 reviews and 88 photos

Vance County was formed: in 1881 from parts of Granville, Franklin and Warren counties; anyone born prior to 1881 was not born in Vance County, though they may have been born in a county that would become Vance.

73 percent of present-day Vance was previously Granville County (predominantly the western part of Vance)
27 percent of present-day Vance was previously Warren & Franklin counties (the eastern and southern portions of Vance)

Neighbors: Vance County is bounded by:

north: Mecklenburg County, VA
east: Warren County, NC
west: Granville County, NC
south: Franklin Co, NC

Named for: Zebulon Baird Vance (b1830 - d1894), former NC governor, state legislator, congressional representative and US senator. Zeb Vance was from Buncombe County in western North Carolina.

Henderson, the county seat of Vance County, is a community on the northern border of NC.

Latitude: 36.329N
Longitude: -78.399W
Time zone: Eastern Daylight Saving

Named for Leonard Henderson, state Supreme Court justice

Well-known residents have included:
ยท Ben E. King, R&B singer

Population (year 2000): 16,095
Males: 7,260 (45.1%), Females: 8,835 (54.9%)

Elevation: 509 feet
Land area: 8.2 square miles
Zip code: 27536

Median resident age: 35.5 years
Median household income: $23,745 (year 2000)
Median house value: $75,100 (year 2000)

Nearest cities: South Henderson, NC (1.3 miles), Oxford, NC (12.6 miles), Stovall, NC (13.9 miles), Franklinton, NC (15.7 miles), Norlina, NC (16.9 miles), Louisburg, NC (17.2 miles), Warrenton, NC (18.1 miles), Youngsville, NC (21.2 miles).

Area code: 252

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Raleigh, NC (38.6 miles, pop. 276,093).

Nearby parks & recreation: Kerr Lake State Recreation Area

Historic sites and museums: Mineral and Lapidary Museum, Vance County Historical Museum

Colleges and universities: Vance-Granville Community College

Henderson Central Business Historic District is Garnett St. from Church to Young Sts.

My mother was born in Henderson and all her mother's family is from that area. On a trips through the area, I will stop by Elmwood Cemetery to visit and photograph the family graves.

  • Last visit to Henderson: Jul 2008
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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