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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

Weather stations installed to help Henderson County apple farmers – WLOS


WLOS
Weather stations installed to help Henderson County apple farmers
WLOS
WLOS — HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. — What mother nature will do next is what Henderson County apple farmers hope to better predict with new technology. North Carolina is the ninth state to get weather stations connected by the Network for Environment …




Woman killed during gunfire with deputies threatened suicide by cop, 911 call reveals – WYFF Greenville


WTVD-TV
Woman killed during gunfire with deputies threatened suicide by cop, 911 call reveals
WYFF Greenville
Major Frank Stout with the Henderson County Sheriff's Office identified the woman killed as 60-year-old Kay Frances Campbell. Deputies were called a home on East Blue Ridge Road just before 5 p.m Monday, Stout said. The caregiver, who made the 911 …
Woman in Henderson County killed at home by deputies serving commitment papersWTVD-TV
Woman shot, killed in officer-involved shooting in East Flat RockWLOS
Woman shot dead vowed 'to do suicide by cop'Hendersonville Lightning
WSPA.com -WCNC.com -Paradise Post
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Deputies name woman killed in Henderson County officer-involved shooting – WLOS

Deputies name woman killed in Henderson County officer-involved shooting
WLOS
WLOS — HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. — Deputies have released the name of a woman who was shot and killed in an officer-involved shooting on Monday. Henderson County authorities responded to an East Flat Rock house around 5 p.m. after getting a …




Bicyclist dies after being hit by vehicle in Henderson County – WLOS


WSPA.com
Bicyclist dies after being hit by vehicle in Henderson County
WLOS
WLOS — HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. — A bicyclist was killed after being hit by a vehicle in Henderson County on Friday afternoon, according to North Carolina Highway Patrol. Brent Yingling, 71, of Fletcher, was struck and killed at the intersection of …
Bicyclist killed in Henderson Co. crashWSPA.com

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Closing the deal: Henderson County leaders reel in auto part maker – WLOS


Asheville Citizen-Times
Closing the deal: Henderson County leaders reel in auto part maker
WLOS
Andrew Tate with the Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development says the addition to the area will boost the local economy. "We're obviously excited about the 50 new jobs and investment that will bring tax revenue to the community," Tate said.
Demmel AG to pen first US manufacturing operation in Henderson CountyMountain Xpress (blog)
Tesla, BMW partner Demmel bringing 50 jobs to HendersonAsheville Citizen-Times

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Henderson County Cooperative Extension hosts food preservation workshops May 9, 23 – Mountain Xpress (blog)

Henderson County Cooperative Extension hosts food preservation workshops May 9, 23
Mountain Xpress (blog)
The Henderson County Center of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension has announced a series of upcoming food preservation classes to be held in May at the Cooperative Extension office at the Henderson County Center, 100 Jackson Park Road in …

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