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."
Geography and Climate
Henderson County - 375 sq miles
Average Elevation - 2200 feet
Average January Daily Temperature - 40° F
Average July Daily Temperature - 85° F
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
Hendersonville 130 S. Main St, Suite B Hendersonville, NC 28792 Phone: 828.233.1150