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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
Zirconia

News related to Henderson County, NC

“”henderson county” nc” – Google News

Henderson County News: NC attorney general looking into Opportunity House – Hendersonville Lightning

Henderson County News: NC attorney general looking into Opportunity House  Hendersonville Lightning

Henderson County (Jun 15, 2019) – In addition to efforts by the area’s largest charity to find out what’s happening with the Opportunity House, the state attorney …




Five arrested in Henderson County drug bust – WLOS

Five arrested in Henderson County drug bust  WLOS

Five people have been arrested after an early morning drug bust in Henderson County. A press released from the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office says, in the …




50 years after Stonewall, NC town declares first LGBTQ Pride Day. Not everyone’s happy. – Charlotte Observer

50 years after Stonewall, NC town declares first LGBTQ Pride Day. Not everyone’s happy.  Charlotte Observer

Hendersonville, North Carolina, NC, hosted its first LGBT Pride celebration to mark the 50th anniversary of Stonewall. But some protested the event, marking …




Henderson County Schools recognizes top scholars – BlueRidgeNow.com

Henderson County Schools recognizes top scholars  BlueRidgeNow.com

Sixty-six of Henderson County Public Schools’ highest-achieving graduating seniors were honored May 30 during the 2018-19 Top Scholars Banquet at Blue …




Multiple drug arrests made after traffic concerns reported to authorities – WLOS

Multiple drug arrests made after traffic concerns reported to authorities  WLOS

In response to multiple complaints regarding traffic in Hendersonville, police are able to make multiple drug arrests. After receiving numerous complaints …




Missing woman Laura Renee Hilton found in Henderson Co. – WSPA.com

Missing woman Laura Renee Hilton found in Henderson Co.  WSPA.com

Henderson Co. deputies say Laura Hilton has been found.


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