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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

CAMPAIGN FORUM: 48th NC Senate Dct. – Hendersonville Lightning

CAMPAIGN FORUM: 48th NC Senate Dct.
Hendersonville Lightning
Wood: The chief finance officer for the North Carolina Department of Public Education said last month that funding for classroom activities such as textbooks, classroom teachers, teaching assistants, transportation, etc. has been reduced b y $1 billion




Henderson County nurse named NC School Nurse of the Year – BlueRidgeNow.com

Henderson County nurse named NC School Nurse of the Year
BlueRidgeNow.com
Henderson County's Delores Parris received the accolade Thursday at the 31st annual North Carolina school nurse conference in Chapel Hill. “Delores' dedication to the welfare of Henderson County children is worthy of recognition,” Henderson County …

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Henderson County Benefitting From Rise In Hard Cider Industry – TWC News


TWC News
Henderson County Benefitting From Rise In Hard Cider Industry
TWC News
Part of it was because they moved to Black Mountain and saw all the apples being produced in western North Carolina. "Hadn't thought about it on the big scale until we moved here, where we realized we could actually take it from the tree, you know, to

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Enterovirus found in NC; hasn’t hit Henderson County area yet – BlueRidgeNow.com

Enterovirus found in NC; hasn't hit Henderson County area yet
BlueRidgeNow.com
Despite six confirmed cases of enterovirus D68 in North Carolina, the Henderson County Health Department says the virus has yet to be found within county lines. This particular strain, otherwise known as EV-D68, tends to affect children and infants

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NC Court of Appeals convenes at Historic Courthouse – Hendersonville Lightning

NC Court of Appeals convenes at Historic Courthouse
Hendersonville Lightning
A few members of the Henderson County Bar, County Commissioners Michael Edney, who is also an attorney, and Tommy Thompson, who served as Clerk of Superior Court, joined students from Hendersonville and East Henderson high schools as the …

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Man’s body found near Green River in Henderson Co. – WHNS Greenville


WLOS
Man's body found near Green River in Henderson Co.
WHNS Greenville
Henderson County Sheriff's Office said a kayaker coming down the river saw the body and reported the discovery. … Deputies are asking anyone with information on who a possible identity to call the Henderson County Sheriff's office at 828-697-4911.
Deputies Respond to Report of Body FoundWLOS

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