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What is Uber you may ask?  Is Uber available in Henderson, Kentucky It’s the coolest and cheapest private driver service. And Yes! Uber is available Henderson, Kentucky!  In fact, there is an appfor that available on both  iPhone, Android and Windows phones! The following are a few helpful hints tips and trick to help your very first Uber ride in Henderson, Kentucky Just think about traveling to Henderson, Kentucky for your vacation  or business trip.  You might think that the only way around is with a traditional, expensive taxi service or by public transportation which takes hours to get from one destination to another.

The lions share of consumers traveilng around the United States believe that these modes of transportation are reputable and would never try to scam a tourist or business traveler that has not had a chance to familiarize themselves with the area they are visiting. After your reservations with the airline have been confirmed, and your hotel accomidations have been solidified, the only thing left on your todo list is figure out how you will get around town once you arrive.  The nicer resorts and hotels have a shuttle service that will take you to and from the airport.   But if your hotel does not have a shuttle, nor is near a bus stop; then really you only have 3 choices left.

  1. Friends or Relatives
  2. Traditional Taxicab
  3. Uber
TaxiCabs have been in business in the USA since the invention of the autombile.  Millions use traditional taxicabs all the time.  Their big disadvantage is price and inconvience.  If you are in densley populated area, you can usually hail a cab in 5 minutes, however, if you live in sparsley populated area, a cab can take 45 minutes to pick you up.

How To Use Uber in Henderson, Kentucky

The following steps will make using Uber in Henderson, Kentucky a breeze.
  1. It is easy to register.  Start by clicking the graphic banner at the bottom to recieve your discount code. Once you are registered, the next step is to download the App by Uber from the app store, next you need to input your credit card account details, and verify that you have recieved your first time riders  Discount Code for a FREE Ride. It is required that you enter the uber discount code prior to requesting your  very first Uber ride in Henderson, Kentucky.
  2. . Verify how many Uber Henderson, Kentuckycars are available to pickup riders close to your location in Henderson, Kentucky
  3. Next check how many cars, employed by Uber, are in the Henderson, Kentucky area and are can pickup riders that are in your current eighborhood.
  4. Now it is time to summon a ride. The nearest driver for Uber driver in the Henderson, Kentucky area gets the request, via their Uber Partners app, with your pickup destination.
  5. Make sure that you wither call or text the Uber driver with any information the driver will need to find you, such as out in front of a business.  Reminder:  If you live in a gated community, Do not forget to text the driver with your gate code!
  6.  After the ride is complete, it is time to rat your experience.  Please be mindful that a negative rating can severely hurt a drivers reputation, so only rate low if absolutely necessary.
  7.  Its time to pay.  Stop reaching for your wallet.  All fares are taken care of via the credit card stored on your account.  But don't fret, the first fare is on us.  Tipping is appreciated, but not required (there is nowhere to add a tip,so it will have to be a cash tp).

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Henderson, Kentucky Information:

City of Henderson
North Main Street
North Main Street
Location of Henderson within Kentucky.
Location of Henderson within Kentucky.
Coordinates: 37°50′8″N 87°34′51″W / 37.83556°N 87.58083°W / 37.83556; -87.58083Coordinates: 37°50′8″N 87°34′51″W / 37.83556°N 87.58083°W / 37.83556; -87.58083
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Henderson
Established 1797
Incorporated 1840
Named for land speculator Richard Henderson
 • Mayor Steve Austin
 • Total 17.1 sq mi (44.2 km2)
 • Land 15.0 sq mi (38.8 km2)
 • Water 2.1 sq mi (5.5 km2)  12.36%
Elevation 407 ft (124 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 28,757
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP Code 42420, 42419
Area code(s) 270 & 364
FIPS code 21-35866
GNIS feature ID 0494023

Henderson is a home rule-class city along the Ohio River in Henderson County in western Kentucky in the United States. The population was 28,757 at the 2010 U.S. census. It is part of the Evansville Metropolitan Area, locally known as the "Kentuckiana" or the "Tri-State Area".

Notable residents have included the ornithologist, naturalist, and painter John James Audubon and blues legend W.C. Handy. For more than 100 years the city has been home to the Southern Cherokee Nation.


  • 1 Name
  • 2 History
    • 2.1 18th century
    • 2.2 19th century
    • 2.3 20th century
      • 2.3.1 Natural disasters
    • 2.4 21st century
  • 3 Geography
    • 3.1 Transportation
    • 3.2 ZIP codes and area codes
  • 4 Climate
  • 5 Demographics
  • 6 Economy
  • 7 Education
  • 8 Culture
    • 8.1 Annual festivals
    • 8.2 Music and film
      • 8.2.1 Ellis Park
    • 8.3 Sporting events
  • 9 Points of interest
  • 10 Media
  • 11 Notable people
    • 11.1 Art & Culture
    • 11.2 Armed Services
    • 11.3 Business
    • 11.4 Government & Politics
    • 11.5 Science & Research
    • 11.6 Sports
  • 12 See also
  • 13 References
  • 14 Further reading
  • 15 External links


The city was named after Col. Richard Henderson, an eighteenth-century pioneer and land speculator, by his associates Gen. Samuel Hopkins and Thomas Allin. The county, of which Henderson is the seat, also shares this namesake.


18th century[edit]

Henderson has its roots in a small, block-wide strip of land high above the Ohio River, the site of the present Audubon Mill Park directly south of the city's riverfront boat dock. A village on this site was called Red Banks by the local Cherokee on account of its reddish clay soil. By the early 1790s, Red Banks had a tavern and several European-American families along with the Cherokee. On Nov. 16, 1792, resident Robert Simpson wrote to Col. Alexander D. Orr in Lexington, requesting help to appoint a magistrate for Red Banks to deal with some of its 30 families he felt were of dubious (criminal) character. During this period, the Red Banks settlement had gained notoriety as a frontier haven for westward moving, outlaws and their families. One such family was that of Squire Samuel Mason. By that time, excluding the Cherokee, the free male inhabitants of Red Bank totaled 62.[citation needed]

The Transylvania Purchase at Sycamore Shoals in Elizabethton, Tennessee, and the Wilderness Road into Kentucky.

On March 17, 1775, North Carolina judge Col. Richard Henderson and his Transylvania Company had met with 1,200 Cherokee in a council at Sycamore Shoals (present-day Elizabethton, Tennessee) to purchase over 17,000,000 acres (69,000 km2) of land between the Ohio, Cumberland, and Kentucky rivers in present-day Kentucky and Tennessee to resell it to white settlers.

Known as the Transylvania Purchase, the sale was voided by the Virginia General Assembly, since the territory (and the sole right to purchase land from Indians within its bounds) was part of Virginia's royal charter. However, the commonwealth granted Henderson and his company an area of 200,000 acres (810 km2) to develop. It was located at the confluence of the Green and Ohio rivers. Henderson hired Daniel Boone to survey the country and select favorable sites, but Henderson died before the town was developed. Gen. Samuel Hopkins and the surveyor Thomas Allin visited Red Banks in 1797 and laid out plans for the future town of Henderson. It was formally established by the Kentucky legislature the same year. A distinguishing characteristic of the new town plan was unusually wide streets, reportedly to prevent a fire in one block from easily spreading to another. Even with diagonal parking spaces outlined on downtown streets today, the streets are wide enough to include two-way traffic and space left over for delivery trucks to park in the center of the streets without interfering. By October 29, 1799, a census for the city of Henderson showed a population of 183. The county had 423 residents, 207 slaves, and 412 horses.

19th century[edit]

Young Tobacco Plants in the Field

A post office was established in the town in 1801; the city was formally incorporated on Jan. 21, 1840.

By mid-century, Henderson County had become a major producer of tobacco, much of which was exported to Great Britain. The area was reported to be the largest dark tobacco producer in the world; large tobacco warehouses and stemmeries dotted the downtown Henderson area. Postcards from the era show long lines of horse- and mule-drawn wagons piled high with tobacco, waiting their turn to unload for shipment downriver. Some tobacco processors accumulated considerable fortunes.

20th century[edit]

Shortly before World War I, Henderson was said to have more millionaires per capita than any other city in the world.[citation needed] Great Britain, however, imposed a high tariff on imported tobacco after the war, wrecking the county and city's export market. Tobacco warehouses and plants closed, and the community's economic fortunes reversed. The last tobacco facility, the Soaper Tobacco Warehouse on Pennell Street, closed in 1984.[citation needed]

Henderson continued as a regional center into the 20th century. Businesses were concentrated in the downtown area. In the early 20th century, Henderson's city had very recognizable neighborhoods (unincorporated places) within the city and the outlying edges of town, including: Audubon, Weaverton, and Audubon Heights. Segments of Audubon and Weaverton were sometimes referred to as the "East End", which held the second-largest business area after downtown Henderson.[citation needed]

Natural disasters[edit]

Henderson had unusual weather patterns in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The "great sleet" of 1901 fell for three weeks in February and "horses had to have special shoes to keep their footing on local roads".

In 1908 the Henderson area had high temperatures and a drought, which markedly reduced the flow of the Ohio River. The Henderson Daily Gleaner reported that "boys were playing baseball every day in the middle of the old riverbed". All businesses were challenged and forced to close. A Henderson reporter wrote, "[I]t is almost hazardous for even small gasoline boats to run".

On June 20, 1914, Henderson was hit by a "baby cyclone." Jack Hudgions, local historian and newsman, wrote that "hail as large as partridge eggs fell for ten minutes and that powerful winds uprooted giant trees "and twisted limbs from shade trees in the city." In the northern part of Henderson, several buildings were blown down and wheat stocks were scattered. The storm lasted for more than 30 minutes, laying crops low throughout the county. Telephone lines were damaged and windows broken in the city and county by the hail stones. Twenty-six days later, the city was hit by a tornado that left two dead and much of the city in ruins.

In 1937, 21 inches of precipitation fell in 18 days over the Ohio River watershed, resulting in the Ohio River flood of 1937 and extensive damage. Henderson, on its bluff, was spared much of the damage that Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Louisville, Evansville, Paducah and other river cities suffered. Leigh Harris, the publisher of the Henderson Gleaner and Evening Journal newspapers, wrote, "Henderson is on the river but never in it!" Its favorable location helped the city attract new industries.

21st century[edit]

A workplace shooting occurred at an Atlantis Plastics factory in Henderson on June 25, 2008. The gunman, 25-year-old Wesley Neal Higdon, shot and killed five people and critically injured a sixth person before taking his own life. The shooting is the worst in the history of Henderson County in terms of casualties, surpassing triple homicides occurring in 1799 and 1955.


Henderson is located at 37°50′8″N 87°34′51″W / 37.83556°N 87.58083°W / 37.83556; -87.58083 (37.835587, -87.580713). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 17.1 square miles (44.2 km²), of which 15.0 square miles (38.8 km²) is land and 2.1 square miles (5.5 km²) (12.36%) is water.

Because the Indiana-Kentucky border is defined as the low-water mark on the north bank of the Ohio River as of 1792, and because the river changed course as a result of the New Madrid earthquake of 1812, a small portion of Henderson County (approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) long and 1-mile (1.6 km) wide), lies north of the current course of the river in what would appear to be part of Indiana. Both the Bi-State Vietnam Gold Star Bridges and the Ellis Park Racecourse horse racing track are located entirely within Kentucky. The racetrack uses Indiana's 812 area code despite officially being located in Kentucky.


The Henderson Area Rapid Transit (HART) was created in 1957 as a publicly owned mass transit system, of which all citizens who live in the City of Henderson are part owners.

  • I-69 in Kentucky has its northern terminus at the US 41/US 60 interchange
  • US 41's Bi-State Vietnam Gold Star Bridges connects the city with Evansville to the north and, to the south, the cities of Madisonville and Hopkinsville.

ZIP codes and area codes[edit]

The ZIP codes used in the city of Henderson are 42419 and 42420, and it uses the telephone area codes 270 and 364. Because the two area codes cover the same geographic region, 10-digit dialing (i.e., including the area code when dialing, even for local calls) has been required since February 2014. The exception is the Ellis Park Racecourse racing track, as mentioned above, which uses Indiana's 812 area code despite being located in Henderson County.


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Henderson has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1800 205
1810 159 −22.4%
1830 484
1850 1,775
1870 4,171
1880 5,365 28.6%
1890 8,835 64.7%
1900 10,272 16.3%
1910 11,452 11.5%
1920 12,169 6.3%
1930 11,668 −4.1%
1940 13,160 12.8%
1950 16,837 27.9%
1960 16,892 0.3%
1970 22,976 36.0%
1980 24,834 8.1%
1990 25,945 4.5%
2000 27,373 5.5%
2010 28,757 5.1%
Est. 2014 28,900 0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census
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Why Is Uber Better than TaxiCab?

Uber has two advanatges over a traditional taxicab service.

Price -  Uber costs less per ride than a traditional taxi service.  Because drivers use their own personal vehicles instead of a costly commercial fleet, their costs are much lower than a traditional taxicab service.

Convience - Uber is an app based service with a clean and simple UI.  Uber uses GPS coordinates to pinpoint the closest driver.  They give you an updated Estimated Time of Arrival, for both when your Uber driver arrives at your door, and also an ETA for when are supposed to arrive at your destination.

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