Henderson


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Wikipedia.

Henderson.

1 City (1990 pop. 25,945), seat of Henderson co., NW Ky., on the Ohio River, in an oil, coal, tobacco, corn, and livestock area; founded 1797, inc. as a city 1867. Transportation equipment; plastic, metal, and paper products; furniture; chemicals; machinery; and denim fabric are manufactured. There are flour mills and lumbering, aluminum smelting, and poultry processing industries. John J. AudubonAudubon, John James
, 1785–1851, American ornithologist, b. Les Cayes, Santo Domingo (now Haiti). The illegitimate son of a French sea captain and plantation owner and a Creole chambermaid who died months after his birth, he was educated in France and in 1803 came to live
..... Click the link for more information.
 lived in Henderson from 1810 to 1819. Nearby is Audubon Memorial State Park, with a museum and a bird sanctuary. Another attraction is the Ellis Park Racecourse, with annual thoroughbred racing. A branch of the Univ. of Kentucky is in the city.

2 City (1990 pop. 64,942), Clark co., SE Nev., in a desert area overlooking Las Vegas and surrounded by mountains; inc. 1953. Limestone is produced and plastic and metal products, foods, transportation equipment, and chemicals are manufactured. Henderson is a center for defense-related industries, specializing in large-volume chemical manufacturing. Hydroelectric power is supplied by Hoover Dam. The city was founded (1942) to provide houses for employees of a magnesium plant. The Southern Nevada Museum is there. Nearby Mt. Charleston and Lake Mead offer recreational activities.

3 City (1990 pop. 15,655), seat of Vance co., N N.C.; settled c.1811, inc. 1841. It is in an agricultural area that produces grain, soybeans, tobacco, poultry, and livestock. Manufactures include apparel, textiles, furniture, metal products, industrial minerals, mobile homes, and foods. Nearby Kerr Reservoir on the Roanoke River offers water sports.

4 City (1990 pop. 11,139), seat of Rusk co., NE Tex.; inc. 1877. It is a prosperous oil and natural-gas city. There is also agriculture (cattle and horses, vegetables, watermelons, nursery crops, timber), manufacturing (furniture, machinery, building materials, wood products), and meat processing. Originally a pinewoods lumbering town, then a cotton center, the city was transformed in 1830 when C. M. Joiner struck the first gusher of the fabulously rich East Texas Oil Field nearby. The site of an Old Shawnee village is in the area.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/

Henderson

Arthur. 1863--1935, British Labour politician. As foreign secretary (1929--31) he supported the League of Nations and international disarmament; Nobel peace prize 1934
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
References in periodicals archive ?
Henderson reported at United's Carrington training complex on Thursday at the same time as De Gea and the England Under-21 international is believed to have been told he is staying at United until De Gea's future is resolved.
Henderson has spent most of his career as an unsung support act for more glamourous teammates with Liverpool and England.
Cornelius Henderson spent many of his formative educational years on the campuses of Morris Brown and Payne.
This Henderson neighborhood is near downtown Henderson, Black Mountain Golf Club, and both the 215 and 95 freeway/beltway.
Henderson, during her life in prison, obtained her General Education Development (GED).
Prosecutor Lee Poppett said: "Mr Barnes is friends with [another person], he believes this friendship has caused some animosity between himself and Miss Henderson, as Miss Henderson believes [that person] knows something in relation to her daughter's murder."
Henderson, 46, who tricked grieving relatives into buying occupied or non-existent plots, was also ordered to pay compensation to the Catholic Church of PS14,720.
Henderson allegedly stole a white Subaru Legacy from a residence where Henderson's friend was housesitting, police said.
Henderson was beaten even after he was unconscious, according to a Greek news agency.
The merger is seen as a way to add distribution capabilities because of the international reach of the new firm and potentially slow outflows that have plagued both Janus and Henderson, which focus on actively managed funds.