Henderson County was formed out of the southern part of Buncombe County in 1838 and was named for Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court, Judge Leonard Henderson.

Hendersonville, NC is the county seat for Henderson County and is almost completely circled by mountains. It offers easy access from the lowlands (South Carolina) and neighboring Transylvania, Buncombe, Rutherford and Polk Counties.


Hendersonville's historic district has been welcoming guest for more than a century, thus creating a strong tourism based industry for the county. The economy of Henderson County is based largely on tourism, manufacturing, retirement and agriculture. Moreover, Henderson County is North Carolina's largest apple producer.


Come visit the Hendersonville, NC area today and see for yourself why it has been called a "city of rich history and culture, Southern hospitality and charm."



Quick Facts


Geography and Climate

  • Henderson County - 375 sq miles
  • Average Elevation - 2200 feet
  • Average January Daily Temperature - 40° F
  • Average July Daily Temperature - 85° F

Population (2011)

  • Henderson County - 107,927
  • Hendersonville - 13,277

Asheville Downtown
7 Orchard Street
Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: 828.254.7355

Asheville South
2 Walden Ridge, Suite 90
Asheville, NC 28803
Phone: 828.274.1004

130 S. Main St, Suite B
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Phone: 828.233.1150

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