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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

Video: Tourist claims Bigfoot sighting in Henderson County – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
Video: Tourist claims Bigfoot sighting in Henderson County
Asheville Citizen-Times
An official with an Asheville vacation rental company, however, said Friday the video was shot at a rental cabin at 41 Gold Anchor Lane, off N.C. 9 south of Black Mountain, not in Henderson County. Gay Weber, chief marketing officer with Carolina
NC tourist spots Sasquatch? You decideUSA TODAY
VIDEO: Sasquatch in Henderson County, North Carolina?Jackson Sun

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Henderson County Teacher Resigns After Felony Drug Charges – WLOS

Henderson County Teacher Resigns After Felony Drug Charges
WLOS
HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. — A high school teacher is arrested on felony drug charges just days before students head back to school in Henderson County. A collaborative drug investigation between the Henderson County Sheriff's Office and …

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Utility meeting set in NC on Duke lines – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
Utility meeting set in NC on Duke lines
Asheville Citizen-Times
FLAT ROCK – The North Carolina agency responsible for representing the public's interest in utility issues has scheduled a meeting in Henderson County, where staffers will ask Duke Energy officials about its transmission line project. The state's
Overflow crowd in Landrum opposes power lineHendersonville Lightning
United front is getting attentionBlueRidgeNow.com
NC UTILITIES COMMISSION TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETING ON DUKE TRANSMISSION LINE AT WHKP
WLOS -Travelers Rest Tribune
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LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: NC breaks its beer-regulation system – Hendersonville Lightning

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: NC breaks its beer-regulation system
Hendersonville Lightning
LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: NC breaks its beer-regulation system. A server holds up a craft beer sample at the Beer Camp Across America festival at the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in August 2014. Microbreweries and other craft beer makers say N.C.'s rules are …




HENDERSON COUNTY NOW BRANDED AS “LIFE’S PLAYGROUND” – WHKP


WHKP
HENDERSON COUNTY NOW BRANDED AS "LIFE'S PLAYGROUND"
WHKP
The leaf also creates consistency with the logos of Hendersonville and Agriculture Henderson County. “We want to differentiate ourselves as a mountain destination,” Clark said of the logo. That mountain-destination theme is one that fits well with

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Deputy Sheriff Job – Henderson County Sheriff’s Office – Hendersonville, North … – Police News

Deputy Sheriff Job – Henderson County Sheriff's Office – Hendersonville, North
Police News
Performs law enforcement services to protect lives, property and the rights of the citizens of Henderson County on behalf of the Sheriff. Provides law enforcement services in accordance with federal, state and local laws and the Sheriff's Office

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