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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

Stroupe father makes second court appearance in Henderson County – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
Stroupe father makes second court appearance in Henderson County
Asheville Citizen-Times
The father of the man accused of kidnapping and murdering Thomas Bryson made his second appearance in Henderson County Court on Tuesday. Phillip Michael … Stroupe was spotted by Yancey County sheriff's deputies and SBI on NC 80. He was …




Tourism spending up 6½ percent in Henderson County – Hendersonville Lightning

Tourism spending up 6½ percent in Henderson County
Hendersonville Lightning
Visitors in Henderson County spent $274.6 million in 2016, an increase of 6.5 percent over 2015, Visit North Carolina announced on Wednesday. “Tourism is one of the top economic drivers in Henderson County bringing visitors from over thirty-nine

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Henderson County’s 2016 domestic visitor spending increased by 6.5 percent – Mountain Xpress (blog)

Henderson County's 2016 domestic visitor spending increased by 6.5 percent
Mountain Xpress (blog)
Hendersonville, N.C. August 16, 2017 – Visit North Carolina announced today that domestic visitors to and within Henderson County spent $274.62M in 2016, an increase of 6.5 percent from 2015. “Tourism is one of the top economic drivers in Henderson …




Henderson County man found guilty of 2nd degree murder – WLOS


WLOS
Henderson County man found guilty of 2nd degree murder
WLOS
VIEW PHOTO GALLERY. 4 photos. AA. Henderson County, N.C. (WLOS) — A Henderson County man is going to prison after being convicted of second-degree murder. Shawn Hollifield is the second person to be tried in the death of Deque Taylor in …




Park Ridge Hospital has surge plan in place for Monday’s solar eclipse – WLOS


WLOS
Park Ridge Hospital has surge plan in place for Monday's solar eclipse
WLOS
HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — As Asheville-area emergency room staff look toward Mondays solar eclipse, Park Ridge Hospital in Henderson County has already decided to use its surge plan, which calls for full staff, along with several extra …




NC kidnapping, murder suspect indicted on new charges; DA seekin … – FOX Carolina


FOX Carolina
NC kidnapping, murder suspect indicted on new charges; DA seekin …
FOX Carolina
Investigators confirm the suspect that led them on a days-long manhunt has been charged with murder, and three of the suspects accused of harboring him have …
Stroupe indicted on Transylvania County charges | WLOSWLOS

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