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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

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

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Henderson County dump trucks toppled and trashed – WLOS

Henderson County dump trucks toppled and trashed
WLOS
HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — A Henderson County man is out thousands of dollars after someone destroyed his dump trucks. Bob Medlin says he was at work Friday afternoon at Zack King Construction, exchanged words with the owner and quit.




Henderson County authorities arrest 10 in price-swapping scam – WLOS


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Henderson County authorities arrest 10 in price-swapping scam
WLOS
Henderson County Sheriff's Office detectives and SWAT team members executed a search warrant Friday, April 7, at 115 Green Hills Farm Drive in the Mills River area. Detectives seized several pieces of evidence, including drug paraphernalia. James
10 arrested, 2 wanted after larceny ring bust in Henderson Co.WSPA.com

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2 arrested after drugs found in shampoo bottle intended for Henderson County inmate – WLOS


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2 arrested after drugs found in shampoo bottle intended for Henderson County inmate
WLOS
HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — Two people have been arrested after authorities found controlled substances in a shampoo bottle intended for an inmate at a local jail. The bottle of shampoo, which had been brought into the Henderson County Jail …
SUSPECTS CAUGHT SMUGGLING DRUGS INTO THE JAILWHKP

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4 arrested in recent string of Henderson County armed robberies – WLOS


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4 arrested in recent string of Henderson County armed robberies
WLOS
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Four people have been arrested in a string of recent Henderson County armed robberies. One of the suspects, Chase Levar Washington, 27 of 65 Flintwood Lane in Hendersonville, is charged with robbery. All four suspects …
Woman arrested in felony round up say Henderson Co. deputiesWSPA.com

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Report: Henderson County ‘healthiest’ in WNC – BlueRidgeNow.com


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Report: Henderson County 'healthiest' in WNC
BlueRidgeNow.com
Henderson County is not only ranked as the healthiest county in Western North Carolina, but as one of the healthiest in the state, according to the latest County Health Rankings. [FROM www.countyhealthrankings.org] …

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Ask Matt … who counts homeless people? – Hendersonville Lightning

Ask Matt … who counts homeless people?
Hendersonville Lightning
Q. How many homeless people are there in Henderson County and where do they stay? Counting homeless is not an exact … Not every county does a count; last year 79 of 100 North Carolina counties attempted one. Our local homeless numbers came out as …


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