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Henderson County, North Carolina History

When was Henderson County, NC Created?
Henderson County was created on December 15, 1838 from Buncombe County. This county was named for Leonard Henderson (1772–1833), Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court.

What is the County Seat of Henderson County, NC?
The County Seat is located in Hendersonville also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Henderson County, NC?
Bordering Counties are Buncombe County (north), Rutherford County (northeast), Polk County (east), Greenville County, South Carolina (south), Transylvania County (west) .

What cities and towns are in Henderson County, NC?
Cities and towns located in the County include Balfour, Barker Heights, Bat Cave, East Flat Rock, Etowah, Flat Rock, Fletcher, Fruitland, Hendersonville, Horse Shoe, Laurel Park, Mills River, Mountain Home, Saluda, Tuxedo, Valley Hill, Zirconia.

Henderson County, NC Vital Records

Where can find Henderson County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Henderson County vital records can be found at the North Carolina Department of Health which has copies of birth records after 1913 and death records after 1930, copies of marriage since Jan 1962 and a Divorce records since 1958. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in North Carolina for current fees and application process.

Birth, death and marriage certificates also may be obtained at the Henderson County Register of Deeds (ROD) office. Divorce certificates may be obtained from the  Henderson County clerk of court.

You can search online for Henderson County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for North Carolina Birth Certificate, Death, Divorce and Marriage Certificate Application to mail.

The North Carolina State Archives has the following vital records: Death Certificates, 1913-1975 (Statewide Index: 1913-1979); microfilmed Indexes to Births and Deaths (except Wake, Durham); Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868 (not required by law); Cohabitation Records, 1866-1867; microfilmed Marriage Registers and Indexes; microfilmed Marriage Licenses for many of the counties See Also North Carolina Vital Records Research Guide

Henderson County, NC Census Records

What Henderson County, NC census records are available?
County census records consists of Federal Census Schedules which can guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Henderson Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Henderson Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Henderson Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also North Carolina Census Records Research Guide

Henderson County, NC Courthouse and Government Records

Henderson County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Henderson County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Henderson County. The years pointed out listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also North Carolina Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Old Henderson County Courthouse

Henderson County, NC Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Henderson County, NC?
A list of Henderson County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives. See also a list of Statewide North Carolina Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Henderson County, NC Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Henderson County, NC?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Henderson County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Professional Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a payment. This is merely a directory that has been collected or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another.

Henderson Co. NC Books, Newspapers & Publications

Henderson Co. NC Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards

Henderson Co. NC Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Henderson Co. NC General and History Websites

Henderson Co. NC Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Henderson Co. NC Military Records

Henderson Co. NC Schools & Directories

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