Henderson

Henderson
/hen"deuhr seuhn/, n.
1. Arthur, 1863-1935, British statesman and labor leader: Nobel peace prize 1934.
2. David Bremner /brem"neuhr/, 1840-1906, U.S. political leader: Speaker of the House 1899-1903.
3. Fletcher ("Smack"), 1898-1952, U.S. jazz pianist, arranger, and bandleader.
4. a city in NW Kentucky, on the Ohio River. 24,834.
5. a city in SE Nevada, near Las Vegas. 24,363.
6. a city in N North Carolina. 13,522.
7. a town in E Texas. 11,473.

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(as used in expressions)
Henderson James Fletcher
Henderson Rickey
Rickey Henley Henderson

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      city, seat of Henderson county, northwestern Kentucky, U.S., on a bluff overlooking the Ohio River, 7 miles (11 km) south of Evansville, Indiana. The town site, around Red Banks (settled 1784), was laid out in 1797 by the Transylvania Land Company and named for its promoter, Richard Henderson. Originally a farming settlement, its economy is evenly balanced among industry, agriculture (corn [maize], soybeans, wheat, livestock, and tobacco), oil, and coal. Manufactures include processed food (poultry), plastics, aluminum die castings, and apparel.

      John James Audubon (Audubon, John James), the artist-ornithologist, operated a general store there from 1810 to 1818; he is commemorated by the John James Audubon State Park and Museum just north of the city. Henderson Community College, a member of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, was opened in 1960. Nearby Ellis Park Racetrack offers summer Thoroughbred races. Inc. town, 1810; city, 1867. Pop. (1990) 25,945; (2000) 27,373.

      city, Clark county, southeastern Nevada, U.S., midway between Las Vegas and Boulder City. It was established in 1942 in the desert below Clark Mountain to provide housing for the employees of a government-constructed magnesium plant and was named for U.S. Senator Charles Belknap Henderson (1873–1954). Inactivated at the close of World War II when the plant was closed, the project was later bought by the state, and the magnesium-producing facilities were taken over by private companies.

      Henderson is now Nevada's chief industrial centre, producing titanium and heavy chemicals for commercial and defense needs. Hoover Dam and Lake Mead National Recreational Area are to the east. Inc. 1953. Pop. (1990) 64,942; (2000) 175,381.

      city, seat (1881) of Vance county, northern North Carolina, U.S., about 45 miles (70 km) northeast of Raleigh. The area was settled by Germans, Scots, and Scotch-Irish in the early 1700s, and the town was laid out in 1840 and named for Chief Justice Leonard Henderson of the state's Supreme Court.

      Dairying, livestock raising, and feed are important to the economy, and tobacco is the major crop in the area. The city's diversified manufactures include textiles, home furnishings, glass containers, and mobile homes. Kerr Reservoir, part of the development of the Roanoke River basin, is 6 miles (10 km) north. Inc. 1841. Pop. (1990) 15,655; (2000) 16,095.

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