Saturday, July 24, 2010

Vance County

On April 4, 2010, I visited Henderson, in Vance County, North Carolina. I'd driven through Vance County heading north on Interstate 85 North, but this was my first trip to Henderson, the county seat.

Vance County, which shares a border with Mecklenburg County, Virginia, to the north, as well as the counties of Granville (west), Franklin (south), and Warren (east) in North Carolina, was formed in 1881 from the surrounding North Carolina counties. It was named for Zebulon Vance, a former North Carolina governor and U.S. senator, possibly the most popular politician in the state at that time.

Notable Henderson natives include Charlie Rose and Ben E. King.

Fire Station and Town Clock

Tombstone Next to Fire Station

Churchyard of First United Methodist Church, Henderson

Mural in Downtown Henderson

Downtown Henderson on a Sunday

Condederate Memorial at Old Courthouse

Mural Next to Uptown Rose Restaurant and Pub, Henderson

Small Park in Downtown Henderson

Large Popcorn in Front of Raleigh Rd. Outdoor Theatre

Prize for Charming Place Name in Vance County