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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

“henderson county” nc – Google News

Arts Council of Henderson County announces call for artists – Thetribunepapers

Arts Council of Henderson County announces call for artists
Thetribunepapers
The Arts Council of Henderson County is a community organization that promotes, advocates for and nurtures the arts in Henderson County and western North Carolina. Its office is located at 401 North Main St., 3rd floor, Hendersonville, NC 28792




Creating a Plan for Local Wine – WLOS


WLOS
Creating a Plan for Local Wine
WLOS
North Carolina's grape industry has experienced exponential growth in the past decade, now worth $1.3 billion. Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards in Henderson County is just one of the 125 wineries in the state. A new report just released, is aiming to




Brewery supplier moving to area – BlueRidgeNow.com

Brewery supplier moving to area
BlueRidgeNow.com
In a news release distributed by the Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development, Patrick La Zelle, Country Malt Group eastern territory manager, said, “Our brewery customers in North Carolina and the surrounding states have experienced …

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7TH AVENUE MEETING – WHKP


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7TH AVENUE MEETING
WHKP
City of Hendersonville officials met with 7th Avenue Merchants and 'friends of 7th' Tuesday morning to discuss how 7th Avenue can become part of the 'mainstream' of business activities here in Hendersonville and Henderson County. The primary focus was …




Asheville area cleans up from storms – Asheville Citizen-Times

Asheville area cleans up from storms
Asheville Citizen-Times
The system spawned a tornado in East Tennessee, in Claiborne County, and tornado watches were issued for counties across Western North Carolina, but no twisters were reported in North Carolina, Staarmann said. “It's unusual to have a tornado watch in

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Panel hears ideas for helping city businesses – BlueRidgeNow.com

Panel hears ideas for helping city businesses
BlueRidgeNow.com
The city hasn't always been so helpful, Cooper said. “There's two municipalities in Western North Carolina that have the reputation in the contract community to be hard to work with, and this is one of them, the city of Hendersonville,” Cooper said


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