History for Henderson County

The first court of Henderson County was to be held at the home of Hugh Johnston, at which time the justices were to decide on a place for future courts until a courthouse was erected. Commissioners were named to acquire land, lay out a town, and erect a courthouse. This town was to be named Hendersonville. The commissioners selected a site which is now called Horse Shoe. In 1840 Hendersonville was laid out on land deeded by Michael King of Charleston, South Carolina, for that purpose. Hendersonville is the county seat.1

Henderson County was name in honor of Leonard Henderson, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina.1

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1 Facts gathered from State Library of North Carolina.





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