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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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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
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News related to Henderson County, NC

“”henderson county” nc” – Google News

Man found guilty of statutory rape after being found with minor in Henderson County – WLOS

Man found guilty of statutory rape after being found with minor in Henderson County  WLOS

A Tennessee man arrested in Henderson County and charged with statutory rape and kidnapping of a Missouri girl, has been found guilty and sentenced to …




Henderson County residents continue fight against NC 191 widening – BlueRidgeNow.com

Henderson County residents continue fight against NC 191 widening  BlueRidgeNow.com

Henderson County commissioners heard another round of fervent opposition Wednesday to the state Department of Transportation’s plan to widen N.C. 191 to …




Fairview man on the run for months, arrested in Henderson County – WLOS

Fairview man on the run for months, arrested in Henderson County  WLOS

A Fairview man wanted on multiple charges after a stabbing incident in February, is finally behind bars after months on the run. The Buncombe County Sheriff’s …




Hundreds in Henderson County remain powerless nearly 24 hours after storms – WLOS

Hundreds in Henderson County remain powerless nearly 24 hours after storms  WLOS

Nearly 24 hours after trees fell on power lines in Henderson County, hundreds of residents were still without electricity. On Monday, residents surveyed the …




HENDERSON COUNTY RECOVERING FROM SEVERE STORMS SUNDAY – WHKP

HENDERSON COUNTY RECOVERING FROM SEVERE STORMS SUNDAY  WHKP

A number of power outages do remain, along with warnings, all in effect as the area recovers from Sunday’s severe storms. As of 10am Monday, 1,641 …




Henderson County sees decrease in students leaving school – BlueRidgeNow.com

Henderson County sees decrease in students leaving school  BlueRidgeNow.com

Fewer high school seniors dropped out of school in Henderson County during the 2017-18 school year, bucking a trend of rising or stagnant rates that spanned …


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