Place:Henderson, North Carolina, United States

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Balfour
Barker Heights
East Flat Rock
Etowah
Mountain Home
Valley Hill
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Bat Cave
Bearwallow
Beaumont
Bent Tree
Blue Ridge
Bowman Bluff
Boylston
Brickton
Brightwater East
Brightwater
Brookdale
Brookland Manor
Buckeye Ford
Butt Mountain
Camelot
Cannon Woods
Carolina Village
Cinnimon Woods
Claremont
Copper Ford
Country Acres
Country Ridge
Crestwood
Crooked Creek
Cross William MHP
Cumberland Village
Dana
Dellwood
Drysdale Hills
Echo Acres
Echo Lakes
Edneyville
English Hills
Essex
Finlay Brook
Five Points
Flat Rock Forest
Flat Rock Playhouse
Flat Rock
Fletcher
Foxwood
Fraizer Forest
Fruitland
Gerton
Glenn Brook
Goodluck
Green Acres
Grimesdale
Half Tree MHP
Haywood Knolls
Hendersonville
Hickory Hill
Highland Hills
Hillandale
Hillgirt
Holly Hill
Holly Springs
Hoopers Creek
Horace
Horse Shoe
Hunter Crossing
Indian Cave Park
Indian Cove
Indian Hills
Jackson Park
Jeter Mountain Terrace
Kanuga Park
Kanuga Pines
Kanuga Ridge
Kenwood Knolls
Kindy Forest
Kingswood
Lake Rugby
Lakewood
Laurel Park Villas
Laurel Park
Laurel Rock Acres
Maxwell Mill
Midway
Mill Corner
Mills River
Mount Olive
Mountain Page
Mountain Valley
Naples
Oak Hill Court
Oak Hill
Ottanola
Overlook
Patton Park
Pebble Creek
Pinehurst
Plantation Walk
Quail Hollow
Quail Ridge
Ravenwood
Rosebud
Rugby
Saconon
Sedgewood
Sky City Plaza
Sky Village
Stone Brook
Stoney Gardens
Stoneycrest
Sugar Hollow Farm
Sycamore
Teneriffe
The Meadows
The Pines
The Wilson Farm
Thomas Forest
Timbercreek
Timberland
Town Forest
Tranquility
Tree Haven
Trenholm Woods
Tuxedo
Twin Brooks
U-No
Union Hill
Upward
Vestavia
Westbridge
Westridge
Westwood
Wildwood Heights
Willow Bend
Willow Brook
Willow Wew
Windor Hills
Woodhaven
Woodland Hills
Woodland Trace
Yale
Zirconia
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Henderson County is a county located in the State of North Carolina. It is part of the Asheville, North Carolina, Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the population was 106,740. Its county seat is Hendersonville.

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History

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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, which in 1861 encompassed present-day Transylvania County as well, contributed 1,296 soldiers to the Confederate States Army out of its approximately 10,000 population, as well as 130 Union troops. (Figures from Terrell T. Garren's "Mountain Myth: Unionism in Western North Carolina, published 2006).

Henderson County government was centered around Hendersonville in the 1905 county courthouse on Main Street, until this structure was replaced by the new Courthouse (c. 1995) on Grove Street in Hendersonville.

The first rail line reached Hendersonville in 1879, ushering in a new era of access to the outside world. However, parts of the county had long been known as retreats, including the "Little Charleston" of Flat Rock in which South Carolina's Low Country planter families had maintained second homes since the early 19th century.

A major land boom ensued in the 1920s, culminating in the crash of 1929, which severely deflated prices and left structures such as the Fleetwood Hotel atop Jumpoff Mountain incomplete. Population growth in the county has been rapid since the 1960s as a result of an influx from other states, with many new housing developments changing the face of previously rural areas of the county.

Other notable historic sites in Henderson County include: the Woodfield Inn (1852), Connemara—final home of Carl Sandburg (originally known as Rock Hill, the home of CSA Secretary of the Treasury Christopher Memminger) -- and the St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church. Today, Flat Rock is the site of the main campus of Blue Ridge Community College.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1835 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1838 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1838 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1838 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1838 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1870 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1914 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1840 5,129
1850 6,853
1860 10,448
1870 7,706
1880 10,281
1890 12,589
1900 14,104
1910 16,262
1920 18,248
1930 23,404
1940 26,049
1950 30,921
1960 36,163
1970 42,804
1980 58,580
1990 69,285

Research Tips

External links

www.hendersoncountync.org


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