|City Slogan:||A Place to Call Home|
|City Seal:||Circular multicolor, with mountains, lake, golf course, homes, industry and cactus depicted|
|City Flag:||Blue background/white writing with "Henderson Nevada" along top, a torch in center of flag, with "Flamma Industriae" written beneath (Flame of Industry)|
|Total Population:||259,040 (Nov. 2006), comparable to St. Petersburg, Fla.; Lincoln, Neb.; and Plano, Texas.|
|2010 Projected Population:||322,000|
|Total Square Miles:||More than 98 (Nov. 2006), comparable to Arlington, Texas; Knoxville, Tenn.; and Tallahassee, Fla.|
|Topography:||Henderson occupies the southern rim of the Las Vegas Valley stretching east of Boulder Highway to just east of Interstate 15. Features include level desert; access to the Colorado River, Lake Mead, and Sloan Canyon National Conservation area; along with Black Mountain and the River and McCullough Mountains.|
Henderson golf courses use either raw or reclaimed water, other than the back nine holes at Black Mountain.
|City Parks:||43 developed parks, more than 1,200 total acres |
Henderson is nationally recognized for its outstanding parks and recreation system, having obtained national accreditation and receiving recognition for Excellence in Parks and Recreation Administration.
|Ballfields:||62 (many lighted)|
|Tennis Courts:||42 (many lighted)|
|Trails:||Over 75 linear miles. Includes River Mountains Loop Trail, Pittman Wash Trail, and Boulder Highway Trail.|
Henderson has 9 different aquatic facilities located at six locations throughout the community.
|Clark County School District, www.ccsd.net |
|Jr. High Schools/Middle Schools
(9 currently serving Henderson):
(9 serving Henderson):
|Colleges:||University & Community College System of Nevada: |
|Museums:||Clark County Heritage Museum|
St. Rose Dominican
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital
|Churches:||Henderson has several places of worship representing many denominations. Visit the Las Vegas Review Journal's Web site at https://www.reviewjournal.com/community/religious/ for information on local services.|
|City Budget:||General Operating Budget: $206.1 million/annually (Fiscal Year 2007)|
Revenues: 54% Intergovernmental Resources (Sales Tax)
Expenditures: 49% public safety
|Total Employees:||TOTAL: 2,811 (11/2006)|
Regular full-time: 1,746
|Airport:||Henderson Executive Airport|
|Interstate Highway:||US-93/95; I-515; I-215 Beltway link to I-15|
Highways serving Henderson included in the CANAMEX Trade Corridor, developed to facilitate the movement of goods, services, people and information between Canada, America and Mexico.
|Public Transportation:||Citizens Area Transit - www.catride.com|
|Q:||What was the original name for the site where the City of Henderson is now located?|
|A:||Jericho Heights. In 1918, the only habitation in what is now known as the City of Henderson was that of R. B. Jefferson, who had a ranch in the area. After President Calvin Coolidge signed the Boulder Dam Bill in 1928, Jefferson wasted little time in taking advantage of his unique location midway between Las Vegas and the new dam site on the newly constructed highway into Las Vegas. He had constructed a small dwelling in 1927 and early in 1929, with a partner named Bearden, he subdivided a 40 acre tract which was then called Jericho Heights. Jericho Heights boasted one of the first air strips in Clark County, which was situated between the tract and the highway. It's more popular purpose was as a "speakeasy" where workers stopped after a dusty day for more potent liquids.|
|Q:||When was Henderson officially incorporated as a city?|
|A:||Henderson was officially incorporated as a city in 1953 with a population of 7,410.|
|Q:||For whom was the City of Henderson named?|
|A:||When the Basic Townsite Post Office was completed and dedicated in 1944, the town was named Henderson after the late Senator Charles B. Henderson.|
|Q:||How did Water Street get its name?|
|A:||Water Street, where City Hall now sits, is so named because the original raw water transmission line which first brought water to the plants during World War II runs directly under the street. It supplies water to the BMI complex, the City of Henderson, the State of Nevada Fish Hatchery and the National Park Service today under the terms of the original federal entitlement.|
|Q:||What city brought the first natural gas line to Nevada?|
|A:||Southwest Gas brought a natural gas pipeline out of California to supply the Henderson plants, the first natural gas pipeline in Nevada.|
|Q:||What is the City of Henderson's slogan today?|
|A:||"Henderson--A Place to Call Home"|
|Q:||In 1965, what was the Chamber of Commerce's theme for Industrial Days?|
|A:||"Our Home Town--Henderson"|
|Q:||What does the "B" on the River Mountains represent?|
|A:||The large "B" on the River Mountains, which is visible from US95/I515, was placed there by proud Basic High School students and is the third "B" to announce school pride. The first "B" was painted in lime, high on Black Mountain, by students from the original Basic High School. The second "B" was placed along the hillside behind the original school, now Burkholder Middle School. Although the first two have now weathered and can barely be seen, Basic High School students still make an annual trip up the River Mountains with buckets of lime to keep the tradition alive.|
|Q:||What are the towers on top of Black Mountain?|
|A:||The top of Black Mountain is privately owned and primarily used as a site for communication towers. Television channels 3, 5, 21 and 39 transmit from the east end of Black Mountain, and channels 8, 13, 15 and 33 transmit from heights above Seven Hills.|
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