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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

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Henderson County towns talk boundary lines – BlueRidgeNow.com

Henderson County towns talk boundary lines
BlueRidgeNow.com
Extraterritorial jurisdiction boundaries was the lone agenda item for Tuesday's Local Government Committee for Cooperative Action meeting, with Henderson County Board of Commissioners Chair Mike Edney saying he's heard from constituents who are upset




2 people charged in attempt to mail suspected heroin to Henderson County inmate – WLOS


WLOS
2 people charged in attempt to mail suspected heroin to Henderson County inmate
WLOS
16, 2018, with assistance from Henderson County Sheriff's Office's Direct Enforcement Team, agents with the Buncombe County Anti-Crime Task Force executed a search warrant at Jones' Arden residence. Agents seized quantities of marijuana and suspected
Police: Woman faces charges after heroin shipped to county jailBlueRidgeNow.com

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Henderson County Extension Master Gardeners rank No. 7 in NC – BlueRidgeNow.com


BlueRidgeNow.com
Henderson County Extension Master Gardeners rank No. 7 in NC
BlueRidgeNow.com
Ten Henderson County Master Gardeners achieved ranking in the state's top 100 for time volunteered. These top local contributors are: Deb Daniel (No. 4); Joellen Johnson (No. 7); Ken Olson (No. 45); Kim Biggerstaff (No. 46); Susan Senko (No. 47

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NC First Responders Using Higher Narcan Doses – Firehouse.com (press release) (blog)


Firehouse.com (press release) (blog)
NC First Responders Using Higher Narcan Doses
Firehouse.com (press release) (blog)
Jan. 17–Henderson County Emergency Management Services has seen firsthand the opioid epidemic in all the places you would — and wouldn't — expect. From upper-class neighborhoods to parking lots and bathroom stalls, EMS is often the first called on




One lane blocked on I-26 in Henderson County after 2 tractor-trailers crash – WACH.com


WACH.com
One lane blocked on I-26 in Henderson County after 2 tractor-trailers crash
WACH.com
HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — Highway Patrol representative confirm with News 13, one lane is closed on I-26 eastbound in Henderson County near the Polk County line. Very few details are available at this time. We do know two tractor-trailers are

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