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Henderson, North Carolina

Positioned perfectly in north central North Carolina, Henderson has something for everyone. With local access to Kerr Lake, camping, boating, fishing and swimming are available anytime and right in our backyard. A short 35 minute drive will find you in one of several nearby cities including the state capital with access to shopping, dining and the conveniences of city life. Whether an outdoor enthusiast or someone who prefers the excitement of a big city, Henderson is perfectly positioned for everyone to enjoy the finer things in life.

Population: 112,655

The Hospital

Located in the heart of Henderson, Maria Parham Medical Center, is a 113-bed, acute care facility that provides medical services to the people of Vance County and surrounding areas. A healthcare leader in the community, the hospital offers a host of services including: acute care, cardiopulmonary, emergency, intensive care, nephrology, oncology, progressive care, radiology and digital imaging, rehabilitation, respiratory care, sleep center, surgical services, women and infant services, and the Pain and Physical Medicine Clinic.

Maria Parham is fully accredited by The Joint Commission and is a designated Chest Pain Center through the Society for Cardiovascular Patient Care, the accrediting arm of the American College of Cardiology. Maria Parham’s Cancer Center is also fully accredited by the Commission on Cancer.  We are proud to offer patients access to state-of-the-art technology including: advanced imaging systems with two CT scanners, a wide-bore MRI, nuclear medicine, a women’s diagnostic center and interventional radiology services including diagnostic cardiac catheterization and diagnostic angiography.

The Community

Located 40 miles north of the capital city of Raleigh, Henderson, North Carolina is a rural town rich with history; if you are looking for a piece of “Small-Town Americana”, you can find it here. Nestled right in the middle of everything great, Henderson has something for everyone. A day trip can be taken to either the coast or the mountains, and Henderson conveniently serves as the halfway point between New York City, New York and Atlanta, Georgia.

With just a short 35 minute drive visitors can enjoy the conveniences of city living in one of several surrounding areas including Raleigh, Durham and Wake Forest. Yet, with one of the largest lakes in the southeast right in our back yard, there is also an abundance of recreational activities for the outdoor enthusiast. From wooded shores to secluded coves to tranquil picnic areas, Kerr Lake offers more than 850 miles of shoreline that stretches across Vance County and the North Carolina/Virginia state line.

With more than 60 civic organizations, there are multiple ways to become involved and connect with the very heart of what makes this community so great. With a brand new, 1,000 seat performing arts and learning center, Henderson has access to an array of culture and arts and brings nationally recognized artists right to our community. 

With the perfect location, access to outdoor recreation and city exposure and a growing arts and culture scene, Henderson is an exceptional community to call home. And, the unique blend of city life and country living make Henderson a destination location for people from all over.


Henderson is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. From hiking, biking and bird watching to shopping, camping, golfing and dining, Henderson and its surrounding area offers a variety of recreational choices for residents and visitors of all ages.

Among the most popular of the region’s destinations is Kerr Lake, one of the largest lakes in the Southeast, with more than 850 miles of shoreline stretching across Vance County and the North Carolina/Virginia state line. Incredibly beautiful, Kerr Lake offers everything from wooded shores and secluded coves to tranquil picnic areas and easy access to water sports like boating, fishing, skiing, sailing and wind surfing. Camping options are plentiful with access to more than 1,000 camp sites and options ranging from standard nonelectric sites up to group sites with full electricity and water.

Access to two local golf courses and multiple surrounding courses provides any golf enthusiast multiple choices to practice their game. There is even a mini-golf for the younger golfers in the area. Henderson is also home to one of the only 10 drive in cinemas left in the entire state and hosts multiple family activities throughout the year. With endless opportunities for outdoor recreation, Henderson is a destination of choice for outdoor enthusiasts.