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The county was formed in 1838 from the southern part of Buncombe County. It was named for Leonard Henderson, Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court from 1829 to 1833.

In 1855 parts of Henderson County and Rutherford County were combined to form Polk County, and in 1861 parts of Henderson County and Jackson County were combined to form Transylvania County.

Henderson County contributed approximately 1,000 soldiers to the Confederate States Army out of its approximately 10,000 population. According to some reports, an equal number of soldiers served in the Union forces, but this is unconfirmed.

Henderson County government was centered in the historic Courthouse (erected 1905) on Main Street, until this structure was replaced by the new Courthouse (c. 1995) on Grove Street.

Henderson County was once a major center of apple culture, though it is now declining, and many of the orchards are being converted into housing developments. Apples require extensive winter chilling, and do not tolerate summer heat and humidity well, so Henderson County, with its cooler climate due to its elevation represents about the southern limit for commercial apple growing. Source Wikipedia

Henderson County NCGenweb site

Henderson County Genealogical and Historical Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 2616
Hendersonville, NC 28793-2616

Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 2122
Asheville, NC 28802
(covers Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, Swain, and Transylvania Counties)

Broad River Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 2261
Shelby, NC 28151-2261
(covers Cleveland, Gaston, Henderson, Lincoln, and Rutherford Counties in NC, and a few SC counties)

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Henderson County Courthouse
100 N King Street
County Courthouse
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Census

1840 Federal Census Index – by last name only

1850 Federal Census Index – by last name only

Cemeteries

USGS listing of cemeteries in Henderson County

Cemetery Transcriptions

Henderson County Cemetery Census

Query Forums

Henderson County, NC Query Forum

Latest North Carolina Genealogy Query posts for Henderson County from the Forum:

North Carolina Genealogy Forum: Forum: Henderson County NC Genealogy Queries – Recent Topics

Carol Hubert on “Butler family”

I will be in Henderson in October 2009 to research family of Edward Gale Butler, who lived in Henderson from about 1865 until his death 30 May 1917. No Butlers are listed in the cemetery census for Elmwood Cemetery in Henderson though his mother Rebecca Camp Butler was buried there. I can’t find a telephone number for the cemetery. What county was Henderson in before 1881? Where are civil records from the late 1860s?


Henderson County, NC at Genforum

Cities and towns of Henderson County

Bat Cave
Carolina Hills
Dana
East Flat Rock
Edneyville
Etowah
Flat Rock
Fletcher
Gerton
Hendersonville (County Seat)
Horse Shoe
Mills River
Mountain Home
Naples
Tuxedo
Zirconia

News related to Henderson County, NC

“henderson county” nc – Google News

Tourist spending in Henderson County rises 4.7 percent – BlueRidgeNow.com

Tourist spending in Henderson County rises 4.7 percent
BlueRidgeNow.com
Henderson County was one of four North Carolina counties with the largest increase in visitor spending compared to 2014, tied for third behind Polk (11.8 percent) and Cherokee (7.8 percent). Carden said the amount of money that visitors spent while in
Henderson County among big gainers in tourismHendersonville Lightning

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4-H Congress – Congratulations, Henderson County winners! – BlueRidgeNow.com


BlueRidgeNow.com
4-H Congress – Congratulations, Henderson County winners!
BlueRidgeNow.com
Six Henderson County 4-H teens stayed at N.C. 4-H Congress as full-time delegates: Emily and Bryson Capps, Jordan and Dana Jakubielski, Andrew Torres and LeighAnn DeVore. Andrew Torres completed his term as West District 4-H president and Emily …




Fire officials: Henderson County barn fire started by lightning strike – WLOS

Fire officials: Henderson County barn fire started by lightning strike
WLOS
WLOS — HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. — Crews responded to multiple fires in Henderson County when a severe storm rolled through Wednesday afternoon. One of those fires was a barn fire at Sugarloaf Road and Howard Gap Road. Fire officials say a …




One injured, one arrested after stabbing in Henderson County – WLOS


WLOS
One injured, one arrested after stabbing in Henderson County
WLOS
WLOS — HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. — A man is arrested after a stabbing left another man seriously injured. Anthony Jermaine Daugherty, 37, of Highland Road in Brevard, is charged with one felony count of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious …
1 arrested after man stabbed in Henderson Co.WSPA.com

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HENDERSON COUNTY HISTORY CLASSES START AUGUST 16 – WHKP


WHKP
HENDERSON COUNTY HISTORY CLASSES START AUGUST 16
WHKP
Persons interested in the history and heritage of Henderson County are encouraged to register now for the fall semester courses that begin Tuesday, Aug. 16, through the Continuing Education Department at Blue Ridge Community College. The classes are …




Henderson County voters may decide on sales tax hike – WLOS

Henderson County voters may decide on sales tax hike
WLOS
WLOS — HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. — A sales tax increase could be on the ballot for Henderson County voters in November. County government officials told News 13 the county board of commissioners will meet on Monday to start talking about a …


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