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Henderson, Texas

  • East Texas Discovery Well

    In 1927, Columbus M. "Dad" Joiner believed there was oil in Rusk County. Joiner and an Oklahoma attorney and oil promoter had won and lost two fortunes in oil, and despite nearing age 70, he was begin...
    East Texas Discovery Well

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Depot Museum and Children's Discovery Center

Restored 1901 Missouri Pacific RR depot houses museum of county history in old waiting room and office. Warehouse portion is hands-on learning center for children 3 to 11. On grounds is 1908 restored "Arnold Outhouse," first in state to receive historical marker. Ornate, gingerbread-style, "

Henderson, TX Museums

Harmony Hill Ghost Town

Eighteen miles northeast on Texas 43, The Harmony Hill Ghost Town was important trade center known as Nip and Tuck in 1850. Bypassed by railroads, the town declined, and in 1906

Henderson, TX Ghost Towns

Rose Hill Ampitheater

Unique amphitheater is located in natural crater that is 60 feet deep and 300

Henderson, TX Amphitheaters


East Texas Discovery Well

In 1927, Columbus M. "Dad" Joiner believed there was oil in Rusk County. Joiner and an Oklahoma attorney and oil promoter had won and lost two fortunes in oil, and despite nearing age 70, he was beginning another search "without even the proverbial shoestring."

Henderson, TX Oil History

Things to do near Henderson, TX

Michelson Art Museum

Features the work of the late Russian American post impressionist, Leo Michelson. The Museum also displays the Gloria and Ber...

Vanishing Texana

Museum in Jacksonville Public Library displays Cherokee County historical items. ...

B.A. Steinhagen Lake Fishing

B.A. Steinhagen Lake comprises approximately 10,000 surface acres. The lake is officially listed at 13,800 surface acres, bu...

Caddo Lake Boating

Caddo Lake offers visitors unlimited boating opportunities thanks to the many private and publicly owned marinas and boat ram...

Smith County Historical Museum

In old library building, exhibits feature artifacts reflecting Tyler's historic, social and economic culture. Displays featur...