Henderson: Home to "Ben E. King," Lyricist and Composer of "Stand by Me" [Northeast of Raleigh (State capital of North Carolina)]

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Henderson is a city in and the county seat of Vance County in north central North Carolina.

The name Henderson is derived from Leonard Henderson, former Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court.

Henderson is about 43miles (70km) northeast of Raleigh, about an hour's drive away.

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Notable People from Henderson

Here are some notable people from Henderson.

Ben E. King: Singer-Songwriter whose Signature Song is "Stand By Me"

Ben E. King is a singer-songwriter whose signature song is "Stand By Me".

Here are the videos of "Stand by Me".

Here is a video of Ben E. King singing "Sukiyaki" ("Ue o Muite Aruko"), one of the most famous Japanese songs!

Jason Brown: Football Player from UNC

Jason Brown is a football player from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC).

Jason Brown retired from football in 2012 at the young age of 29 and runs a farm in Louisburg, North Carolina (a town southeast of Henderson).

Here are introductory videos of Jason Brown.

3 Recommended Attractions in Henderson

Here are 3 recommended attractions in Henderson.

Kerr Lake State Recreation Area

Kerr Lake State Recreation Area is a recreation area in the northern part of Henderson.

You can enjoy camping, boating, fishing, barbecuing, etc!

These are introduction videos of Kerr Lake State Recreation Area.

Sadie's Coffee Corner

Sadie's Coffee Corner is a traditional coffee shop that has been in operation since 1920.

Here are videos introducing Sadie's Coffee Corner.

"Reminiscing" Giant Legs and Shoes

"Reminiscing" Giant Legs and Shoes is the collection of Marilyn Monroe's giant legs and shoes.

These are "Reminiscing" Giant Legs and Shoes introductory videos.


We introduced "Henderson," home to "Ben E. King," the lyricist and composer of "Stand by Me", located northeast of Raleigh (state capital of North Carolina).

Henderson has the collection of Marilyn Monroe's huge legs and shoes.

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