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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

Latest North Carolina Genealogy Query posts for Henderson County from the Forum:

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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3 arrested in Henderson County armed robbery – WLOS


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3 arrested in Henderson County armed robbery
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She was held in the Henderson County Jail and released under a $4,000.00 secured bond. Kerris Nicole Ball, age 26 of 652 Dillard Avenue in Hendersonville, was charged with felony robbery with a dangerous weapon. She was held in the Henderson …

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2 Henderson County youth sports coaches out after separate arrests – WLOS

2 Henderson County youth sports coaches out after separate arrests
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HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — Two leaders within two Henderson County youth sports programs have been removed from their positions and banned from Henderson County parks for a year following their arrests. According to an arrest warrant, …

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Henderson County authorities seek missing teen last seen nearly a month ago – WLOS


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Henderson County authorities seek missing teen last seen nearly a month ago
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The sheriff's office said there have been reported sightings of Tyrone in Green Meadows and Foster Circle in Hendersonville. Please contact the Henderson County Sheriff's Office at 828-697-4911 or the Hendersonville Police Department at 828-697-3025 if …

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NC budget grants money for downtown, AVL, Muddy Sneakers – Hendersonville Lightning

NC budget grants money for downtown, AVL, Muddy Sneakers
Hendersonville Lightning
He describes the study as leverage to force Hendersonville, Henderson County, Asheville and Buncombe County to resolve their difference over water rates and governance. In a newsletterhe released Wednesday afternoon, McGrady laid out details of the …




Henderson County school board member charged with communicating threat – WLOS


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Henderson County school board member charged with communicating threat
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HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — A Henderson County school board member, who is on leave of absence after he was arrested in May, was arrested again on a misdemeanor charge of communicating a threat. Michael Absher, 27, of Hendersonville …

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UPDATE: Authorities say missing 81-year-old man has been found safe – WLOS


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UPDATE: Authorities say missing 81-year-old man has been found safe
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Wade Hampton Hicks, 81, is about 6 feet, 2 inches, weighs about 180 pounds and has short gray hair. Hicks left his residence to visit a local pharmacy and hardware store, but did not return home. Anyone who has seen him or has information on his …

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