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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

138 jobs and $26.3 million coming to Henderson County – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
138 jobs and $26.3 million coming to Henderson County
Asheville Citizen-Times
"North Carolina is the perfect place for this company to strategically grow in the U.S.". State legislators who represent Henderson County applauded the announcement. "The N.C. General Assembly continues to work to improve North Carolina's competitive …
RAUMEDIC, Inc. to Establish U.S. Production Facility and Headquarters in WLOS
German Company to Locate in Henderson CountyNorth Carolina News Network
German company putting nearly 140 jobs in Henderson CountyThe State
Hendersonville Lightning
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Industry recruiters: To be competitive, NC needs job grants – Hendersonville Lightning


Asheville Citizen-Times
Industry recruiters: To be competitive, NC needs job grants
Hendersonville Lightning
Andrew TateThe suggestion that JDIG is not effective because those resources tend to concentrate in already-prosperous areas of the state misses the simple truth that North Carolina would not otherwise be competitive for those jobs. Employers want a
If we do not have access to the JDIG program, our state cannot competeAsheville Citizen-Times
Local EDC responds to report, criticism of JDIG incentives programMountain Xpress

all 7 news articles »




Wednesday Night Weather Update: Henderson County – WLOS


WLOS
Wednesday Night Weather Update: Henderson County
WLOS
HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. — Dispatchers say they had their hands full Wednesday night with wrecks caused by snowy roads. The North Carolina DOT has I-26 in both directions near the South Carolina state line due to multiple vehicle wrecks. The wrecks …

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Report card: three schools make a D, two score an A – Hendersonville Lightning


New Bern Sun Journal
Report card: three schools make a D, two score an A
Hendersonville Lightning
Athough three schools made a D on the state's new letter-grade report cards, Henderson County school administrators pointed to the system's overall high marks, including the fifth highest percentage of academic growth targets met in the state, the
School performance grades met with concernBlueRidgeNow.com

all 182 news articles »




E-Cigs Banned From Use Inside Henderson County Buildings – WLOS


WLOS
E-Cigs Banned From Use Inside Henderson County Buildings
WLOS
HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. — Complaints about electronic cigarettes being used inside the Henderson County Public Library have brought about change. Monday night, county commissioners voted unanimously to ban the use of e-cigarettes in all county …

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Traffic moving again after multiple accidents shut down I-26 in Henderson County – WHNS Greenville

Traffic moving again after multiple accidents shut down I-26 in Henderson County
WHNS Greenville
Traffic began moving again on I-26 in Henderson County early Thursday morning after both lanes had been shut down as emergency crews responded to multiple accidents in the area during Wednesday night's winter weather. North Carolina Department of …


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