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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

“henderson county” nc – Google News

New plant will create 125 jobs in Henderson County – BlueRidgeNow.com


WYFF Greenville
New plant will create 125 jobs in Henderson County
BlueRidgeNow.com
Mark Williams, executive director of Agribusiness Henderson County, introduces Hishtil Isreal's business model at a Thursday press conference. The Israel business is partnering with U.S.-based TriEst Ag Group and Italian SIS/Centro SEIA to createTri
Grafting operation called 'a day to remember' in farm economyHendersonville Lightning
High-tech fruit farm to bring 100+ jobs to CarolinasWYFF Greenville

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NC Man’s Conviction Of ‘Ritual Sex Abuse’ Vacated – WFMY News 2


WFMY News 2
NC Man's Conviction Of 'Ritual Sex Abuse' Vacated
WFMY News 2
8, 1993, at a specially called term, a Henderson County grand jury returned true bills of indictment, charging Parker and eight others with the ritual abuse of Parker's three children. Parker was charged with eight counts of first-degree sex offense
Charges dismissed against NC man in child sex caseCharlotte Observer
Charges dismissed in sex abuse case; NC man staying in CowpensSpartanburg Herald Journal

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The 68th NC Apple Festival keeps it fresh, local – BlueRidgeNow.com

The 68th NC Apple Festival keeps it fresh, local
BlueRidgeNow.com
Like last year, the 68th annual N.C. Apple Festival will feature 15 Henderson County apple growers who will have fresh apples and apple-based food items for sale at their booths. “We actually give the apple growers the corner booth for free,” with the

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US (NC): Apple harvest under way across county – FreshPlaza

US (NC): Apple harvest under way across county
FreshPlaza
Last year Henderson County growers harvested a bumper crop but saw prices fall as orchards up and down the East Coast in turn picked big crops. This year's crop is projected to be quite a bit shorter for several reasons. Because of alternate bearing

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Participants can get up-close view of apple harvest on tour – BlueRidgeNow.com

Participants can get up-close view of apple harvest on tour
BlueRidgeNow.com
Owings will lead attendees from 9 a.m. to about 1 p.m. Saturday, beginning at N.C. Cooperative Extension Henderson County Center in Jackson Park, at 100 Jackson Park Road. “We'll give them a history and basically a complete overview of the apple …

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Apple Festival launches food waste recycling project – Hendersonville Lightning

Apple Festival launches food waste recycling project
Hendersonville Lightning
Vendors "are required this year to not serve any kind of food or drinks in Styrofoam containers," said Rachel Hodge, Henderson County's environmental programs coordinator. "The reason that's significant is the paper waste can be composted with the food …

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