Henderson County, North Carolina Genealogy

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Guide to Henderson County, North Carolina ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Henderson County, North Carolina
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Location in the state of North Carolina
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Facts
Founded December 15, 1838
County Seat Hendersonville
Courthouse
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County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Henderson County, North Carolina Genealogy Government Records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Land
Probate
1914
1838
1840
1835
1838

Henderson County Courthouse
200 N Grove St Suite 129
Henderson, NC 28792-5053
Phone: 828-697-4901

Register of Deeds has birth and death records from 1914,
marriage record from 1800 and  rec from 1837
Clerkk superior Court has divorce, probate and court records from 1841[1]

Register of Deeds
200 N. Grove Street, Ste. 129
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Phone: 828-697-4901
Fax: 828-697-4933
Website

Clerk Superior Court
200 N Grove St Ste 163
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Phone: (828) 694-4100

History

Parent County

1838--Henderson County was created 15 December 1838 from Buncombe County.
County seat: Hendersonville [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating North Carolina county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation North Carolina County Boundary Maps" (1664-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
NCGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
NCGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
North Carolina Cemeteries
Billion Graves
See North Carolina Cemeteries for more information.

Census

For tips on accessing Henderson County, North Carolina Genealogy census records online, see: North Carolina Census.

Church Records

Baptist
  • French Broad, near Mills River, N.C. Organized before 1792.[3] Previously located in Buncombe County.

Court

Education

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War
Civil War

Online Records

Regiments. Service men in Henderson County, North Carolina Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Henderson County, North Carolina Genealogy:

- 16th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company I
- 1st Battalion, North Carolina Junior Reserves, Company C
- 5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company G
- 7th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry, Company D
- 7th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry, Company E
- 7th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry, Company G
World War II

Newspapers

Probate

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Births
Death
Marriages
Divorces

Societies and Libraries 

Henderson County Genealogical and Historical Society
PO Box 2616
Hendersonville 28793-2616

Henderson County Genealogical and Historical Society Inc.
400 North Main Street
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Telephone Number: 828-693-1531
E-mail: hcghs@bellsouth.net
Website

Buncombe County, North Carolina
128 Bingham Road, Suite 950
Asheville, North Caroling 28806
Telephone Number: 828-253-1894
Website


Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Henderson County, North Carolina. Page 509 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. "French Broad Baptist Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  4. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/9/91/Iginorthcarolinag.pdf.