Location & Transportation


Access without the stress.

Henderson, located in the heart of East Texas with plenty of rolling hills, trees and wide-open spaces has breath taking views in the Fall and convenient access to several means of transportation. It is located within a few hours’ drive of the largest cities in Texas, making it a key location for economic development.

Most of your everyday needs can be found right here at many of our local stores and restaurants for your convenience. If you can’t find that special need it’s only about a 30-minute drive to two metro cities.

If you need to move or ship your products to or from your location, Henderson offers a variety of methods of transportation.

Access to Major US Highways

  • 5 major highways that intersect in Henderson to form "The Star" (Texas 64, US 259, Texas 43, US 79 North & 79 South)

  • 14 total highways that run through and to Henderson providing ease of travel in every direction.

  • Interstate I-20 is located 25 miles north of Henderson via US 259, a 4-lane divided highway with no stops.

  • Planned construction of I-69 will provide even more convenient access to the North and South of the country


Rail Access

An active rail spur connects Henderson to the Union Pacific main line 14 miles northwest of Henderson.  The operator, Blacklands Railroad, has a transload yard in Henderson, and the spur also serves a variety of businesses.   The rail service is an important piece of Henderson’s industrial and transportation components.

“Did you know? Texas has more rail than any other state, reaching over 10,000 miles. Rail is a critical component of a thriving economy, safely connecting industries, ports, and people, and it provides an effective alternative to highways.”


Local Airport

Located a mile west of Henderson is the Rusk County Airport, an excellent local airport offering: A 4,000-foot runway (soon to be 5,000 feet), aircraft maintenance, fuel sales, hangar leasing, and a courtesy car.

Tyler Pounds Regional Airport and East Texas Regional Airport in Longview are nearby, and both have commercial service to Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport.”

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Shipping Available

77 Miles to Port Caddo-Bossier (Shreveport, LA) and 200 Miles to Port of Houston (Houston, TX).