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Henderson County, North Carolina

Coordinates: 35°20′11″N 82°28′47″W / 35.336415°N 82.479741°W / 35.336415; -82.479741
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Henderson County
Henderson County Courthouse
Henderson County Courthouse
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Map of North Carolina highlighting Henderson County
Location within the U.S. state of North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 35°20′11″N 82°28′47″W / 35.336415°N 82.479741°W / 35.336415; -82.479741
Country United States
State North Carolina
Named forLeonard Henderson
Largest communityHendersonville
 • Total375.09 sq mi (971.5 km2)
 • Land372.95 sq mi (965.9 km2)
 • Water2.14 sq mi (5.5 km2)  0.57%
 • Total116,281
 • Density311.79/sq mi (120.38/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district11th

Henderson County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. In 2020, 116,281 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Hendersonville.[2]

History[change | change source]

The county was made in 1838 from the southern part of Buncombe County. It was named for Leonard Henderson, Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court from 1829 to 1833.

Government[change | change source]

Henderson County is part of the local Land-of-Sky Regional Council of governments.

Bordering counties[change | change source]

These counties are bordered to Henderson County:

Communities[change | change source]

These communities are in Henderson County:

Cities[change | change source]

Towns[change | change source]

Village[change | change source]

Census-designated places[change | change source]

Unincorporated communities[change | change source]

Townships[change | change source]

  • Blue Ridge
  • Clear Creek
  • Crab Creek
  • Edneyville
  • Green River
  • Hendersonville
  • Hoopers Creek
  • Mills River

References[change | change source]

  1. "QuickFacts: Henderson County, North Carolina". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 18, 2024.
  2. National Association of Counties. "NACo County Explorer". Retrieved January 18, 2024.

Other websites[change | change source]