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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

Twin Chimney’s bid to get NC waste smelly proposal for some – Greenville News


Greenville News
Twin Chimney's bid to get NC waste smelly proposal for some
Greenville News
In the politics of garbage, Henderson County is either the Upstate's friendly neighbor sitting just up the mountain, or — being the Carolina to the north — it's decidedly out-of-state and ought to pay a premium to dump its waste in a Palmetto State




Jury Selected in Henderson County Marijuana Dispensary Trial – WLOS


WLOS
Jury Selected in Henderson County Marijuana Dispensary Trial
WLOS
HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. — A Henderson County man charged for owning and operating a marijuana dispensary was in court Monday morning. Todd Stimson's business, the Blue Ridge Medical Cannabis Research Corporation, was raided in July of 2013 by …




Henderson County finds cost for complying with new North Carolina voting law … – The Tribune

Henderson County finds cost for complying with new North Carolina voting law
The Tribune
HENDERSONVILLE, North Carolina — The cost of complying with a new North Carolina voting law has tripled for at least one county in the state. Beginning in 2018, all North Carolina counties must have voting machines that turn out paper ballots so

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NC quilt symposium coming to Flat Rock – Hendersonville Lightning

NC quilt symposium coming to Flat Rock
Hendersonville Lightning
Entitled Mountain Stitches and sponsored by the Western North Carolina Quilt Guild and the North Carolina Quilt Symposium Inc., the symposium features classes by some of the country's best-known quilt teachers, including Sue Nickels, Wendy Butler Berns




Henderson County, N.C., Looking to Lower Costs of Trash Hauling, Disposal – waste360

Henderson County, N.C., Looking to Lower Costs of Trash Hauling, Disposal
waste360
Henderson County's contract to dispose of roughly 75,000 tons of solid waste per year expires June 30, and county officials are hoping a new bidding process will lower their costs. The county's Stoney Mountain Landfill was closed in the mid-1990s.




Henderson County peach farmers concerned about cold temperatures, potential … – Daily Journal

Henderson County peach farmers concerned about cold temperatures, potential
Daily Journal
ASHEVILLE, North Carolina — Peach farmers in Henderson County are bracing for a cold snap that's expected to drop temperatures up to 20 degrees below normal and threaten peach blossoms and other emerging plants. Henderson cooperative extension …

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