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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

Latest North Carolina Genealogy Query posts for Henderson County from the Forum:

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

HOLIDAY RE-CYCLING MADE EASY IN HENDERSON COUNTY – WHKP

HOLIDAY RE-CYCLING MADE EASY IN HENDERSON COUNTY
WHKP
The holidays are already a very busy time for many people, and remembering what to do with each gift box, every catalog or sale flyer, or nonworking strands of inefficient Christmas lights can get complicated! That's why the Henderson County Solid




Fitch Affirms Henderson County, NC’s COPs at ‘AA-’; Outlook Stable – Business Wire (press release)

Fitch Affirms Henderson County, NC's COPs at 'AA-'; Outlook Stable
Business Wire (press release)
The COPs are payable from installment payments made by the county, subject to annual appropriation. The COPs are additionally secured by a mortgage lien on certain real property, including school facilities, a courthouse, and other governmental buildings.

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New Details Surface in Henderson County Homicide – WLOS


WLOS
New Details Surface in Henderson County Homicide
WLOS
HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. — A suspicious death in Henderson County has turned into a homicide investigation. Authorities have detained a suspect in connection with the death of North Harper Drive resident Margaret Kelly on Sunday; it's her son …

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Henderson man stands accused of sexually assaulting minors – WYFF Greenville


WYFF Greenville
Henderson man stands accused of sexually assaulting minors
WYFF Greenville
HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. —A Henderson County man faces charges of sexual battery and taking indecent liberties with a child, according to the Henderson County Sheriff's Office. More News. Troopers: Elderly driver hits 3… Deputies: Thieves steal 21 …
Former Pastor Accused of Child Sex CrimesWLOS
Fletcher Man Charged With Sexual Battery of JuvenilesWSPA.com

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Henderson County Students Spend Morning Shopping with Cops – WLOS

Henderson County Students Spend Morning Shopping with Cops
WLOS
"With everything happening in the world today with law enforcement, we want to show that Western North Carolina agencies that are assisting us, there's a positive influence with law enforcement towards the youth and we actually care about our

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Full-Time Henderson County Employees to Receive $1000 Holiday Bonus – WLOS


WLOS
Full-Time Henderson County Employees to Receive $1000 Holiday Bonus
WLOS
HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. — Taxpayers are split about the decision to give full-time Henderson County employees an $1,000 holiday bonus. Commissioners unanimously approved a one-time bonus for county employees Friday afternoon. County …
COUNTY EMPLOYEES TO RECEIVE $1000 CHRISTMAS BONUSESWHKP

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