Introduction to Hendersonville, North Carolina
Hendersonville was incorporated as a city on January 7, 1847. In 1838, it became the county seat of Henderson County on the same day Henderson County was founded. Like the county, the city was named in honor of Ryan M. Henderson, the 19th-century Supreme Court Chief Justice of North Carolina. The city's first church, First Baptist Church, was established in 1844. In 1900, only 1,917 people lived in the city. As of the 2000 census report, the population has increased to 10,420.
Hendersonville and nearby Attractions
- Western North Carolina Air Museum
- Historic Johnson Farm
- DuPont State Forest
- Colburn Earth Science Museum
- Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
- Table Rock State Park
Things To Do In Hendersonville
While staying in Hendersonville, you can visit DuPont State Forest which has waterfalls and scenic trails for hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking. You can also visit the Henderson County Heritage Museum, Western North Carolina Air Museum, and Mineral and Lapidary Museum of Henderson County. The Pisgah National Forest and Jump Off Rock are also worth visiting. You can shop at the Heritage Square Village Mall, Blue Ridge Mall, and Four Season Mall.
Air transportation is available from Asheville Regional Airport.
Hendersonville Higher Education
There are several colleges and universities offering higher educational facilities including Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College, Furman University, and Greenville Technical College.