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Hendersonville NC

Hendersonville NC “Friendliest City in America


Town of Hendersonville North Carolina

The Blue Ridge Mountains provide the backdrop for this little town. Hendersonville is conveniently located 22 miles south of Asheville and is the perfect escape from city life. There are plenty of historical sites, golf courses, family activities and a variety of restaurants in and around Hendersonville. The DuPont State Forest encompasses most of Henderson County and is open to the public. You can also find the Henderson County Heritage Museum; the museum brings history alive through the stories from the Cherokee and pioneers who developed the area. 




History of Hendersonville NC
Officially recognized as the county seat of Henderson County in 1847, the village of Hendersonville received its charter from the General Assembly as the City of Hendersonville. This charter fixed the corporate city limits to be a half mile from the courthouse; it also stated that five commissioners were to be elected at once to govern the town. Hendersonville First Baptist Church was the first church organized, founded in 1844. Today, Hendersonville is known as the perfect place for retirees and it is also popular with tourists. 


Downtown Hendersonville
The historic downtown Hendersonville entered the National Register of Historic places in 1988. Since then it has become a popular attraction and been a vital part in the community’s economic growth. Beautiful flowers line the streets and speciality shops are found all around. Come explore the hometown charm of this educational town! 


Hendersonville Train Depot
The historic train depot was open from 1911 until 1968. Recently restored, the Depot houses the Apple Valley Model Railroad Club. The depot is open year round and features many historical artifacts, a Southern Railway caboose that visitors can tour and a special children’s exhibit. 


North Carolina Apple Festival 
Take a bite out of this juicy festival, held annually every Labor Day Weekend in downtown Hendersonville! This festival has become Western North Carolina’s Premier Family Festival. Enjoy four days of fun involving arts and crafts, festival food, free entertainment and of course, freshly picked apples! The King Apple Parade will take place Monday afternoon. 



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