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Hendersonformer town in W Montgomery County at the junction of Yadkin and Uwharrie Rivers. Inc. 1794; "re-surveyed" in 1813. Was the site of the courthouse from soon after the establishment of the town until about 1816. By the 1850s Henderson no longer appeared on maps of the state. See also Tindallsville.
Hendersoncity and county seat, S central Vance County. Alt. 513. Inc. 1841 and named for Leonard Henderson (1772-1833), chief justice of N.C. Supreme Court from 1829 to 1833. Originally settled in 1789 when Samuel Reavis and his sons Lewis, Samuel Jr., and Whitfield built a house there. Referred to as Lonesome Valley by a later settler, William Evans, who was homesick for Virginia. Produces textiles, hosiery, minerals, tobacco, glass products, and pickles.
Henderson Branchrises in E Haywood County and flows NE into Burnett Creek.
Henderson Countywas formed in 1838 from Buncombe County. Located in the W section of the state, it is bounded by the state of South Carolina and by Transylvania, Haywood, Buncombe, McDowell, Rutherford, and Polk Counties. It was named for Leonard Henderson (1772-1833), chief justice of the N.C. Supreme Court. Area: 382 sq. mi. County seat: Hendersonville, with an elevation of 2,146 ft. Townships are Clear Creek, Crab Creek, Edneyville, Green River, Hendersonville, Hoopers Creek, Mills River, North Blue Ridge, and South Blue Ridge. Produces apples, corn, hay, snap beans, cattle, paper products, outdoor lights, electronics, tools, limestone, granite, and clay.
Henderson Creekrises in E Henderson County and flows NW into Clear Creek.
Henderson MountainS Macon County between Fork Ridge and California Ridge.
Henderson ShoalsSee McAdenville.
Henderson Townshipcentral Vance County.
Henderson's Ferrycrossed Catawba River in NW Mecklenburg into Gaston County.
North Hendersoncommunity in central Vance County on the outskirts of the city of Henderson.
South Hendersonunincorporated outskirts of city of Henderson in S central Vance County.
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