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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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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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Officials identify inmate who died in jail – Hendersonville Lightning


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Officials identify inmate who died in jail
Hendersonville Lightning
The Sheriff's Office notified Henderson County District Attorney's Office, North Carolina Jail Inspector's Office and the SBI of the incident. "You're required to notify the Jail Inspector's office anytime there's a death in a confinement facility
Police release name of deceased inmateBlueRidgeNow.com

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LIGHTNING PHOTOS: 68th NC Apple Festival opens – Hendersonville Lightning


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LIGHTNING PHOTOS: 68th NC Apple Festival opens
Hendersonville Lightning
The Apple Festival teamed up with Henderson County's Environmental Programs and Solid Waste Division and an Asheville company on the pilot program to turn food waste into compost. For the first time the festival will place dumpsters with green lids on
Hendersonville gears up for NC Apple FestivalGreenville News
Apple Festival begins with good weather, cheaper gasBlueRidgeNow.com
Kicking off the Apple FestivalWLOS

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Feral kitten with rabies triggers NC 191 alert – Hendersonville Lightning

Feral kitten with rabies triggers NC 191 alert
Hendersonville Lightning
The Sheriff's Office said in a news release on Friday that it was working with the Henderson County Health Department on the case. The feral kitten had been in the Steeplechase Court area of Carriage Park off N.C. 191. The department advised residents

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15 Students Hurt In Henderson Co. School Bus Crash – WSPA.com

15 Students Hurt In Henderson Co. School Bus Crash
WSPA.com
The bus was headed to Dana Elementary School with 34 students. According to N.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Spero Davis the bus ran off the right-side of the road and hit a culvert. The driver, identified as Terry Haddenham … says Haddenham's driving




Retired teacher, historian pens tribute for Henderson County Public Library’s … – Spartanburg Herald Journal

Retired teacher, historian pens tribute for Henderson County Public Library's
Spartanburg Herald Journal
Actors James Toms, left, Rebecca Johnson Gordon, Hilliard Staton and Marcia Mills Kelso go over their lines that Tom Orr has written for a readers' theater piece that will be performed Sept. 21 in conjunction with the Henderson County Library's 100th …

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Teachers rally for Wood – Hendersonville Lightning

Teachers rally for Wood
Hendersonville Lightning
Teachers and other educators rallied for state Senate candidate Rick Wood on Sept. 13, promising to become "Woodworkers" for the Democratic nominee running for the seat held for 12 years by Tom Apodaca.


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