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Henderson County Genealogy

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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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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

Henderson County News: LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Ecusta Trail gets a huge boost – Hendersonville Lightning

Henderson County News: LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Ecusta Trail gets a huge boost  Hendersonville Lightning

Henderson County (Aug 18, 2019) – A $6.4 million grant to help acquire the Hendersonville-to-Brevard rail line for the Ecusta Trail is the best economic …




Henderson Co. deputies searching for 2 ‘armed and dangerous’ teen robbery suspects – ABC NEWS 4

Henderson Co. deputies searching for 2 ‘armed and dangerous’ teen robbery suspects  ABC NEWS 4

The Henderson County Sheriff’s Office asks for the public’s help in locating two teenagers suspected of committing an armed robbery in Henderson County.




Henderson County News: Here’s timeline of Ecusta Trail so far – Hendersonville Lightning

Henderson County News: Here’s timeline of Ecusta Trail so far  Hendersonville Lightning

Henderson County (Aug 18, 2019) – The Ecusta Trail took a big step forward when the N.C. Transportation Board voted on Aug. 8 to award a $6.4 million to …




Henderson, Transylvania lead NC growth in visitor spending, tourism employment in 2018 – BlueRidgeNow.com

Henderson, Transylvania lead NC growth in visitor spending, tourism employment in 2018  BlueRidgeNow.com

Henderson and Transylvania counties experienced top-of-the-chart growth in visitor spending and employment in 2018, according to state figures released …




Seminars on Voter ID requirements planned in Henderson County – BlueRidgeNow.com

Seminars on Voter ID requirements planned in Henderson County  BlueRidgeNow.com

The Henderson County Board of Elections will hold educational seminars about voter photo identification requirements at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Aug.




Feds: Henderson County man emails threat to harm President Trump – FOX Carolina

Feds: Henderson County man emails threat to harm President Trump  FOX Carolina

HENDERSON COUNTY, NC (FOX Carolina) – A Henderson County man is behind bars tonight on charges of threatening President Trump.


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