History of all 16 Counties: #8 Henderson County

HENDERSON COUNTY POPULATION: 7,331 INTERESTING FACTS: Named for Richard Henderson, founder of the Transylvania Company. MAJOR CITIES: Oquawka: Population - 1,371. Started as a successful fur trading post by brothers S.S. and Alexis Phelps. Oquawka is the Indian word for ¨Yellow Bank.¨ Serves as the County seat and the Henderson County Courthouse is the 2nd …