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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

Drug court proposed in Henderson County | WLOS – WLOS

Drug court proposed in Henderson County | WLOS
WLOS
Henderson County commissioners continued Wednesday to look into a new way to deal with drug offenders.The commissioners were researching drug courts, …

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Schools closed as Henderson County recovers from storm – BlueRidgeNow.com

Schools closed as Henderson County recovers from storm
BlueRidgeNow.com
Schools are closed Monday and government offices opening late as the county finishes digging out from the winter storm. N.C. Department of Transportation crews have been working around the clock since 6 a.m. Friday, said Roger Ayers, Henderson County …
Most primary roads, a fifth of secondary roads, are clearedHendersonville Lightning

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Taerek Daniel named Youth of the Year – Hendersonville Lightning

Taerek Daniel named Youth of the Year
Hendersonville Lightning
… a 17-year old senior at Hendersonville High School, was named the Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County Youth of the Year at the 2017 Gratitude Gathering and Youth of the Year competition. Daniel now advances to compete for the North Carolina title




Family crushed after dog is euthanized at Henderson Co. shelter, sparking policy change – WLOS

Family crushed after dog is euthanized at Henderson Co. shelter, sparking policy change
WLOS
HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — A family is grieving after their dog was euthanized at the Henderson County Animal shelter, prompting the county manager to impose a measure that might help prevent similar cases. "She was micro-chipped," says …

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Henderson County road report: DOT shifts focus to secondary roads – WLOS

Henderson County road report: DOT shifts focus to secondary roads
WLOS
All NCDOT teams in Western North Carolina are working at full staff and are focusing on the secondary road system and isolated problem areas, DOT Communications Officer David Uchiyama told us. "In Buncombe County, as well as areas north and east of …

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Heroin hidden in ‘Valentine-shaped’ box leads to drug dealer’s arrest in NC – WIS


WYFF Greenville
Heroin hidden in 'Valentine-shaped' box leads to drug dealer's arrest in NC
WIS
HENDERSON COUNTY, NC (WYFF) – A Michigan man will spend at least 2 1/2 years in prison for providing the heroin used by two men found dead in a Henderson County motel, the Henderson County District Attorney's Office announced Tuesday.
Michigan man sent to prison for role in overdose deathsHendersonville Lightning
Man pleads guilty to Hendersonville drug deathsAsheville Citizen-Times

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