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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

Telecommunicator Job – Henderson County Sheriff’s Office – Hendersonville … – Police News

Telecommunicator Job – Henderson County Sheriff's Office – Hendersonville
Police News
The 911 Telecommunicator performs public safety communications tasks involving the receipt and transmission of non-emergency and 911 emergency calls. The member performs technical and operational duties and tasks, specific to the position. The most …

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Deputies: Dog Attacks, Kills Child in Henderson County – WLOS


WXII The Triad
Deputies: Dog Attacks, Kills Child in Henderson County
WLOS
HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. — Law enforcement says a pit bull killed a 6-year-old in Henderson County on Tuesday afternoon. The attack happened around 4 p.m. on Piney Ridge Drive in the Mountain Home area. Henderson County Sheriff Charles …
Update: Family grieving boy's death in pit bull attackAsheville Citizen-Times
Deputies: 6-year-old killed in NC dog attackWXII The Triad
Deputies release name of 6-year-old boy attacked, killed by pit bullWYFF Greenville
WSPA.com
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NC toddler attacked by dog – WWAY NewsChannel 3


WWAY NewsChannel 3
NC toddler attacked by dog
WWAY NewsChannel 3
HENDERSON COUNTY, NC (WLOS) — A two-year-old girl is recovering from injuries suffered during a dog attack in Henderson County. It happened Sunday on Frankie Lane. The dog is a huskie mix that showed up at the family's home Saturday. The animal …
Dog quarantined after biting toddlerWYFF Greenville

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Man Dies at Transformus Event In Henderson Co. – WSPA.com


WSPA.com
Man Dies at Transformus Event In Henderson Co.
WSPA.com
HENDERSON COUNTY, NC – The Henderson County Sheriff's Office is investigating a death after a man was found unresponsive at the site of Transformus over the weekend. The victim was found in a stream on Watagnee Trail in Horse Shoe around 2:00 …
Man dies after NC 'Burning Man' eventWNCN
Transformus Art Festival DeathWLOS
Coroner releases name of man found unresponsive in stream during festivalWYFF Greenville
Hendersonville Lightning -BlueRidgeNow.com
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Meadows move to depose speaker fractures NC delegation – Hendersonville Lightning


Junior College
Meadows move to depose speaker fractures NC delegation
Hendersonville Lightning
Jones says Boehner is out of touch with Republican Party principles, rules by strong-arming members and parceling out campaign funds to favorites from his political action committee and is afflicted with pettiness. But the rest of North Carolina's
Meadows isn't doing us any favorsBlueRidgeNow.com

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HENDERSON COUNTY BACK IN “DROUGHT” CLASSIFICATION – WHKP


WYFF Greenville
HENDERSON COUNTY BACK IN "DROUGHT" CLASSIFICATION
WHKP
FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE DECEMBER OF 2012, HENDERSON COUNTY IS FINDING ITSELF BACK IN THE "DROUGHT" CLASSIFICATION BY THE N.C. DROUGHT MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COUNCIL. IN SPITE OF SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS, …
County under 'moderate drought conditions'BlueRidgeNow.com
Drought emerges in Asheville-area countiesAsheville Citizen-Times

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