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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 HISTORY CLASSES START MAY 22ND – WHKP

HENDERSON COUNTY HISTORY CLASSES START MAY 22ND
WHKP
Persons interested in the history and heritage of Henderson County are encouraged to register online now for the summer courses that begin Tuesday, May 26, through the Continuing Education Department at Blue Ridge Community College. The classes are …




Woman Suffers Broken Legs, Internal Injuries After Landfill Incident – WLOS


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Woman Suffers Broken Legs, Internal Injuries After Landfill Incident
WLOS
The North Carolina Highway Patrol says Riddle was at the solid waste convenience center on Saturday around noon. As she was putting recycling into a dumpster, investigators say an elderly driver apparently became confused; he thought his car was in




HHS student’s PSA on drug abuse wins NC award – Hendersonville Lightning

HHS student's PSA on drug abuse wins NC award
Hendersonville Lightning
He is scheduled to accept the award award by Attorney General Roy Cooper next week at the North Carolina Substance Abuse Prevention Conference in Raleigh. On the same day, HopeRx Director Julie Huneycutt will serve on a panel on teenagers and …




Champion Hills to host NC senior championship – Hendersonville Lightning

Champion Hills to host NC senior championship
Hendersonville Lightning
Nearly 130 of North Carolina's best golfers will compete in a medal play competition at the Tom Fazio-designed par 71 Championship Golf Course Tuesday through Thursday. After Wednesday's play, the field will be cut to the low 60 and ties for the final




Crews Respond to Etowah House Fire – WLOS


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Crews Respond to Etowah House Fire
WLOS
HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. — A family is displaced after a fire Wednesday morning damaged their home in the Cummings Cove Community near Etowah. Unofficially, the cause of the fire has been linked to an electrical issue that likely started inside a wall …
Firefighters respond to Cummings Cove house fireBlueRidgeNow.com

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Former North Carolina fire captain indicted for viewing child porn – myfox8.com


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Former North Carolina fire captain indicted for viewing child porn
myfox8.com
HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. – A former North Carolina fire captain has been indicted by a grand jury for having child pornography. WLOS reported that Aaron Lanning, 36, faces five counts of viewing child pornography. He was indicted on Monday and …


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