Henderson, Kentucky near Evansville, Indiana
Henderson is the home of the Southern Cherokee Nation, a part of the region locally known as Kentuckiana, and the namesake of eighteenth century pioneer Col. Richard Henderson. In the late 1700s, the Cherokee and early European settlers of the area lived side-by-side in a village they called Red Banks due to the red coloration of the clay by the Ohio River. Over time, the town was renamed, obtained 200,000 acres of land from Virginia, and became a great center of commerce in the U.S., and before World War I was said to be the home of the most millionaires per capita than any other city in the world.
Henderson County is home to a number of attractions and activities. Several annual festivals bring residents and visitors together, such as the Bluegrass in the Park Folklife Festival, Tri-Fest, the Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival, and more. There’s also the beautiful River Front by the Ohio River, a scenic wetland known as the Sloughs, and camping, recreation, and other activities in the Green River State Forest.
The beauty of the region drew naturalist John James Audubon to Henderson, and the region honors his memory with the John James Audubon State Park & Museum. Visitors may tour the museum to see the world’s largest collection of Audubon memorabilia or see the scenic landscape. Other historical sites include a restored train depot known as The Depot and the Historical & Genealogical Society.
Henderson’s downtown area also provides residents and guests alike with a variety of shopping and dining experiences unique to the region. Locally-owned restaurants with a unique flavor and charm along with many fun and interesting boutique and shops are sure to get your attention and make you wish you could stay. Evansville Kia is proud to serve Henderson and the areas nearby with quality service and friendly, welcoming assistance.