Henderson County, Kentucky

county in Kentucky, United States

Henderson County is a county in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 46,250.[1] Its county seat is Henderson.[2] The county was formed in 1798.[3]

Henderson County
Henderson County Courthouse in Henderson, Kentucky.
Henderson County Courthouse in Henderson, Kentucky.
Map of Kentucky highlighting Henderson County
Location within the U.S. state of Kentucky
Map of the United States highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 37°48′N 87°34′W / 37.8°N 87.57°W / 37.8; -87.57
Country United States
State Kentucky
Named forRichard Henderson
Largest cityHenderson
 • Total466 sq mi (1,210 km2)
 • Land437 sq mi (1,130 km2)
 • Water30 sq mi (80 km2)  6.4%%
 • Estimate 
 • Density106/sq mi (41/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st


  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved March 8, 2014.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. "Henderson County". The Kentucky Encyclopedia. 2000. Retrieved August 22, 2014.