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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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Armed Bank Robbery in Henderson County – WLOS


WYFF Greenville
Armed Bank Robbery in Henderson County
WLOS
HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. — A man accused of robbing an Etowah bank on Thursday afternoon has been arrested and charged with a felony. Deputies say Layton Waters, 34, robbed the Citizen's Bank in Etowah around 1:30 p.m., getting away with more …
N.C. man uses bomb threat to rob bank of over $13000, deputies sayWYFF Greenville
Deputies Arrest Armed Robbery Suspect In Henderson Co.WSPA.com
BREVARD ROAD FIRST CITIZENS BANK ROBBED; SUSPECT NABBED IN WHKP

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Henderson County Teens, Guilty to Reduced Charges – WLOS


WYFF Greenville
Henderson County Teens, Guilty to Reduced Charges
WLOS
HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. — Four Henderson County teens facing second-degree rape charges for a 2012 incident enter guilty pleas to a reduced charge. Vincent Curto, Justin Ponder, James Bishop and Tyler Garren appeared Monday afternoon.
4 teens plea to lesser crime in rape case, go to jail for 60 daysWYFF Greenville

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One Ejected after Henderson County Wreck – WLOS


BlueRidgeNow.com
One Ejected after Henderson County Wreck
WLOS
HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. — One person was ejected from a car after a single-vehicle wreck in Henderson County on Wednesday afternoon. "I was sitting on the back porch and heard a series of impacts," said Daren Gillespie. "Three impacts. Actually I …
Troopers investigating wreck in East Flat RockBlueRidgeNow.com

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NC man accused of walking into gas station, pulling down pants while on meth – myfox8.com


myfox8.com
NC man accused of walking into gas station, pulling down pants while on meth
myfox8.com
HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. – A man is accused of pulling his pants down at a North Carolina gas station and exposing himself to customers while high on meth. WLOS reported that Matthew Charles Hughey, 25, was charged Sunday after he allegedly ran …
Police: Man on Meth Pulls down Pants in Gas StationWLOS

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Hendersonville’s Midnight Burn runnerup for NC barbecue crown – Hendersonville Lightning

Hendersonville's Midnight Burn runnerup for NC barbecue crown
Hendersonville Lightning
Rocky Top Barbeque claimed its second Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival Grand Championship in three years — and its second Grand Championship in two weeks, after capturing the Sam's Club National BBQ Tour event just last weekend in Asheville.




Vigil Held in Henderson Co. for Charleston Shooting Victims – WLOS

Vigil Held in Henderson Co. for Charleston Shooting Victims
WLOS
HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. — Hundreds gathered in Henderson County on Monday for a vigil for the nine Charleston shooting victims. The Service of Praying and Healing for Mother Emanuel Church was held at noon, and more than 200 people came to …

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