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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

Fire Truck Rolls Off Hill in Henderson County, North Carolina; Icy Conditions … – The Weather Channel

Fire Truck Rolls Off Hill in Henderson County, North Carolina; Icy Conditions
The Weather Channel
A fire truck responding to a car collision rolled off a steep mountain road and down a cliff Wednesday morning in North Carolina after encountering icy roadways, the Henderson County Sheriff's Office said. The accident occurred at about 8 a.m. in the




Arts Council of Henderson County awards more than $12000 to local arts … – Mountain Xpress (blog)

Arts Council of Henderson County awards more than $12000 to local arts
Mountain Xpress (blog)
The Arts Council of Henderson County has awarded $12,739 in Grassroots funding to nine local organizations. The North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program is designed to support nonprofit organizations whose purpose is to promote and develop …




Early College High School among tops in NC – Hendersonville Lightning

Early College High School among tops in NC
Hendersonville Lightning
The Henderson County school earned the recognition on the strength of solid evidence that it's helping all students achieve success by setting high expectations and following effective, student-centered approaches to teaching and learning, the NC New …
Early College recognized for academics, innovationBlueRidgeNow.com

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BIG SCAMS CONTINUE IN HENDERSON COUNTY – WHKP


WHKP
BIG SCAMS CONTINUE IN HENDERSON COUNTY
WHKP
This week the Henderson County Sheriff's office has taken numerous reports of scams affecting Henderson County residents. Deputies have received numerous reports involving the “Secret Shopper Program” in which residents are asked if they are interested …

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Chief: Woman escapes fire that destroyed business – WYFF Greenville


WYFF Greenville
Chief: Woman escapes fire that destroyed business
WYFF Greenville
EDNEYVILLE, N.C. —A woman escaped a fire that destroyed a business in Henderson County early Tuesday, according to the Edneyville Fire Department. More News. Deputies investigating drive-by shooting · Crews respond to house fire, report… Children …
BREAKING: Griffin's Cafe & Grocery Destroyed By FireWLOS

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Arrest Made in Henderson County Murder Case – WSPA.com

Arrest Made in Henderson County Murder Case
WSPA.com
Henderson County deputies say they've made an arrest in a December death investigation. Photo: Henderson County Sheriff's Office. HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. – Henderson County deputies say they've made an arrest in a December death investigation.


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