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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

Road reopens after cow causes 4-vehicle crash in Henderson … – WLOS


Asheville Citizen-Times
Road reopens after cow causes 4-vehicle crash in Henderson …
WLOS
An accident involving multiple vehicles and a cow shut down part of Highway 280 in Mills River early Monday morning.The Highway Patrol said a cow was in the …
Four-car accident kills cow in Henderson CountyAsheville Citizen-Times
One cow, four cars – vehicle pileup on a mountian highway | News …News & Observer

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Impaired driver hits Henderson County deputy head on – WITN – WITN


WITN
Impaired driver hits Henderson County deputy head on – WITN
WITN
An impaired driver has been arrested after he had a head-on collision with a Henderson County deputy.
DWI suspect crashes head-on with NC deputy, officials say | WNCNWNCN

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Habitat neighborhood wins affordable housing award – Hendersonville Lightning

Habitat neighborhood wins affordable housing award
Hendersonville Lightning
EAST FLAT ROCK — Dodd Meadows, a single-family home neighborhood developed by Henderson County Habitat for Humanity with support from the City of Asheville, is one of four developments that serve as models for other communities across the state




Column: Henderson County in bloom – BlueRidgeNow.com


BlueRidgeNow.com
Column: Henderson County in bloom
BlueRidgeNow.com
Henderson County is the only community in North Carolina that participated in the 2017 program. Greenwood was the only town in South Carolina, competing in the 18,000-25,000 population category. Two America in Bloom judges, Ed Hooker and Leslie …




MILLS RIVER Q&A: Candidates tackle NC 191, police contract – Hendersonville Lightning

MILLS RIVER Q&A: Candidates tackle NC 191, police contract
Hendersonville Lightning
Caskey: The contract for law enforcement services between Mills River and the Henderson County Sheriff's Department was a bad one, and one that Mills River never should have signed. It was handled badly on both sides, and the end result is that Mills …




Henderson deputy released from hospital after vehicle hit head-on by impaired driver – WLOS


WLOS
Henderson deputy released from hospital after vehicle hit head-on by impaired driver
WLOS
Authorities say a Henderson County Deputy was hit head-on by an impaired driver. (Photo credit: Henderson County Sheriff's Office). Stephen Allison (002).jpg · ALLISON MUG (002).JPG · VIEW PHOTO GALLERY. 3 photos. AA. HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. …
Deputy talks about head-on collision with driver accused of DUIWYFF Greenville
LOCAL DEPUTY INJURED BY ALLEGEDLY IMPAIRED DRIVERWHKP

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