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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

LOCAL STUDENTS EXPLORE CAREERS IN HENDERSON COUNTY … – WHKP

LOCAL STUDENTS EXPLORE CAREERS IN HENDERSON COUNTY
WHKP
In observance of NC Advanced Manufacturing and STEM Careers Awareness Week, Henderson County Public Schools and the Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development are partnering to introduce students to the successful manufacturing …




Jury Selected in Henderson County Marijuana Dispensary Trial – WLOS


WLOS
Jury Selected in Henderson County Marijuana Dispensary Trial
WLOS
HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. — A Henderson County man charged for owning and operating a marijuana dispensary was in court Monday morning. Todd Stimson's business, the Blue Ridge Medical Cannabis Research Corporation, was raided in July of 2013 by …




Jury finds man guilty in Henderson Co. marijuana case – WHNS Greenville


WHNS Greenville
Jury finds man guilty in Henderson Co. marijuana case
WHNS Greenville
Todd Stimson said his Henderson County business, the Blue Ridge Medical Cannabis Research Corporation, was raided in July 2013 by state and local law enforcement. Prosecutors said 75 marijuana plants were discovered inside Stimson's home.
Stimson found guilty of marijuana traffickingAsheville Citizen-Times
Recapping Stimson Marijuana TrialWLOS

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Twin Chimney’s bid to get NC waste smelly proposal for some – Greenville News


Greenville News
Twin Chimney's bid to get NC waste smelly proposal for some
Greenville News
In the politics of garbage, Henderson County is either the Upstate's friendly neighbor sitting just up the mountain, or — being the Carolina to the north — it's decidedly out-of-state and ought to pay a premium to dump its waste in a Palmetto State




Henderson Co. Educators Inducted to Hall of Fame – WLOS


WLOS
Henderson Co. Educators Inducted to Hall of Fame
WLOS
HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. — The Henderson County Education Foundation inducted another five members into its Hall of Fame on Thursday night. The class of 2015 features a librarian, three teachers and a principal. Each year, the foundation honors and …
Educators honor 2015 Hall of FameHendersonville Lightning

all 3 news articles »




STUDENTS TO TOUR LOCAL MANUFACTURING – WHKP

STUDENTS TO TOUR LOCAL MANUFACTURING
WHKP
In observance of NC Advanced Manufacturing and STEM Careers Awareness Week, Henderson County Public Schools and the Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development are partnering to introduce students to the successful manufacturing …

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