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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

Henderson man stands accused of sexually assaulting minors – WYFF Greenville


WYFF Greenville
Henderson man stands accused of sexually assaulting minors
WYFF Greenville
HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. —A Henderson County man faces charges of sexual battery and taking indecent liberties with a child, according to the Henderson County Sheriff's Office. More News. Fort Jackson soldier meets newborn… Clemson v. USC rivalry …
Former Pastor Accused of Child Sex CrimesWLOS
Fletcher Man Charged With Sexual Battery of JuvenilesWSPA.com

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Henderson County Sheriff Urges Community to Trust Law Enforcement – WLOS


WLOS
Henderson County Sheriff Urges Community to Trust Law Enforcement
WLOS
HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. — The violence in Ferguson, Mo. is bringing attention to the use of deadly force by police across the nation. Henderson County Sheriff Charles McDonald says he's saddened by the violence and aftermath in Ferguson, but says …

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Body Found Near Green River In Henderson County – WSPA.com

Body Found Near Green River In Henderson County
WSPA.com
HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. – Henderson County Sheriff's Office investigators are trying to identify the body of a man that was found near the edge of the Green River. A kayaker spotted the body Wednesday beneath the Peter Guice Bridge on Interstate 26.




Tore’s Home Opens Henderson County Location – Brevard NC – The Transylvania Times

Tore's Home Opens Henderson County Location – Brevard NC
The Transylvania Times
After more than two years of planning, pulling permits and securing financing, Tore's Home broke ground in October for a new assisted living and extended care campus in East Flat Rock in Henderson County, according to Tore Borhaug, president.




US (NC): Henderson County apple growers turn eye to 2015 – FreshPlaza

US (NC): Henderson County apple growers turn eye to 2015
FreshPlaza
US (NC): Henderson County apple growers turn eye to 2015. As Henderson County's apple farmers wrap up a mixed season this month, their work is far from over. Now comes the pruning, raking, preventative spraying and repairs that lay the foundation for …




Deadly Force Training – WLOS

Deadly Force Training
WLOS
HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. — The violence in Ferguson, Mo. is bringing attention to the use of deadly force by police across the nation. Henderson County Sheriff Charles McDonald says he's saddened by the violence and aftermath in Ferguson, but says …


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