In 1988, Henderson was designated a Texas Main Street Project City.
The City and State made a commitment to improve the downtown area and encourage economic development through the renovation of the historic buildings and recruitment of new businesses. Today downtown Henderson offers a unique variety of shopping experiences housed in its restored structures. Two shopping malls contain gifts, antiques, and crafts. Our upscale clothing boutiques can clothe the whole family. Three antique shops are filled with collectibles and fine furniture. Restaurants and the Rusk County Library can provide nourishment and information.