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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

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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

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Henderson County Company Announces Expansion – North Carolina News Network

Henderson County Company Announces Expansion
North Carolina News Network
HENDERSONVILLE — Elkamet Inc. is expanding its North Carolina manufacturing operations in Henderson County. The company plans to create 20 new jobs and invest more than $2.5 million over the next three years in East Flat Rock. Elkamet Inc. produces …




NC GOP Senate candidates rouse support from Henderson County party loyalists – Carolina Public Press


Carolina Public Press
NC GOP Senate candidates rouse support from Henderson County party loyalists
Carolina Public Press
The candidates, former Shelby Mayor Ted Alexander, Dr. Greg Brannon, Jim Snyder and North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis, appeared at the annual convention of the Henderson County Republican Party. Additional speakers included U.S. Rep.
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Pardee, Park Ridge ranked in NC survey – Hendersonville Lightning

Pardee, Park Ridge ranked in NC survey
Hendersonville Lightning
NC survey. Comments. By Bill Moss, Published: March 26, 2014. Park Ridge Health in Fletcher ranked third in patient satisfaction and Pardee Hospital was among six smaller hospitals to make a business magazine's list of "Best Hospitals" in North

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McGee to retire as Wingate president – Hendersonville Lightning

McGee to retire as Wingate president
Hendersonville Lightning
Out of space and looking to add physical therapy and nursing degree programs, McGee entered into negotiations that eventually involved the city of Hendersonville, Henderson County, BRCC and Pardee Hospital. Those entities announced a five-party …

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School board calls for General Assembly to rescind tenure decision – BlueRidgeNow.com

School board calls for General Assembly to rescind tenure decision
BlueRidgeNow.com
In a resolution approved Monday night, the Henderson County School Board called for the N.C. General Assembly to rescind provisions in the Appropriations Act of 2013 that retroactively eliminate teachers' “career status,” or tenure. The board's




Local news briefs – Hendersonville Lightning

Local news briefs
Hendersonville Lightning
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