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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

“henderson county” nc – Google News

Organization efforting a mental health court in Henderson County – WLOS


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Organization efforting a mental health court in Henderson County
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WLOS — HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. — Henderson County jail officials say the overwhelming majority of inmates suffer from a mental illness. Now, advocates there are working on ways to take care of the nonviolent mentally ill people who face courtrooms.
Advocates lobby for mental health courtBlueRidgeNow.com

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MISSING: Authorities seek help finding Henderson County runaway – WLOS


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MISSING: Authorities seek help finding Henderson County runaway
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WLOS — HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. — The Henderson County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing juvenile. Olivia Turner ran away from the Spicer Cove Road area of Hendersonville Friday. Her mode of travel is …
PUBLIC'S HELP SOUGHT IN LOCATING MISSING GIRLWHKP

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Henderson County faces ambulance shortage – WLOS


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Henderson County faces ambulance shortage
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WLOS — HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. — People who dial 911 in Henderson County are being left to wait extended periods of time for an ambulance. The county said it can no longer meet the demand because there's a growing amount of traffic into the …




Second rabies case in a week confirmed in Henderson County – WLOS


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Second rabies case in a week confirmed in Henderson County
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WLOS — HENDERSON COUNTY — A second case of rabies has been confirmed in Henderson County. Officials say a raccoon that came in contact with a dog on Tuesday tested positive for the rabies virus. This most recent incident happened in the Bald …
Rabid raccoon reported in Henderson; second case in a weekAsheville Citizen-Times
Second rabid raccoon reported in Henderson Co.WSPA.com
Rabid raccoon infects dog for second time in a week, health officials sayWYFF Greenville

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Homeward Bound Receives Funds from the Community Foundation of Henderson County – Mountain Xpress (blog)

Homeward Bound Receives Funds from the Community Foundation of Henderson County
Mountain Xpress (blog)
Hendersonville, NC (May 25, 2016): Homeward Bound of WNC is pleased to announce that they have been awarded a grant on behalf of the Henderson County Homeless Coalition in the amount of $35,000 by the Community Foundation of Henderson …

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Don’t fall for the jury duty phone scam in Henderson County – WLOS


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Don't fall for the jury duty phone scam in Henderson County
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WLOS — HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. — A phone scam is making its way back around Henderson County. A spokesman for the sheriff's office says multiple people in and around the county have received phone calls from scammers. The scammers tell …
Sheriff warns citizens about scam callsWYFF Greenville
SHERIFF WARNS OF NEW LOCAL SCAMWHKP

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