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Hendersonville NC Home and House Inspection Services

As an inspector of houses in Hendersonville and Henderson County NC, I use many resources to gather the data for my clients, many of which I list here.  I have also included some history of the area further below.

Current Events

https://www.hendersonville.com/events/

Current employment info (use 28700-28799 as Zip)  https://us.jobs/results.asp?si=0&pi=1&ri=1&so=initdate&as=lrep&al=1&zc=28791

Outdoor Events

The Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy Story webpage has an Edneyville story and interesing photos.

 

Basic information

Wikipedia link HERE

County government link  https://www.hendersoncountync.org/

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are essentially the computer applications that allow an organization to relate all of it’s data to points, lines or areas upon the earth. Examples of GIS data include parcels, street centerlines, surface water, elevations (contours), and aerial imagery.

Henderson County GIS  https://www.hendersoncountync.org/gis/

Commerce:

Chamber of Commerce   https://www.hendersoncountychamber.org/

Henderson County Realtor MLS  https://www.hendersonvillerealtor.com/

 

 

HISTORY

 

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

In 1855 parts of Henderson County and Rutherford County were combined to form Polk County, and in 1861 parts of Henderson County and Jackson County were combined to formTransylvania County.

Henderson County, which in 1861 encompassed present-day Transylvania County as well, contributed 1,296 soldiers to the Confederate States Army out of its approximately 10,000 population, as well as 130 Union troops. (Figures from Terrell T. Garren’s “Mountain Myth: Unionism in Western North Carolina, published 2006).

Henderson County government was centered around Hendersonville in the 1905 county courthouse on Main Street, until this structure was replaced by the new Courthouse (c. 1995) on Grove Street in Hendersonville.

The first rail line reached Hendersonville in 1879, ushering in a new era of access to the outside world. However, parts of the county had long been known as retreats, including the “Little Charleston” of Flat Rock in which South Carolina‘s Low Country planter families had maintained second homes since the early 19th century.

A major land boom ensued in the 1920s, culminating in the crash of 1929, which severely deflated prices and left structures such as the Fleetwood Hotel atop Jumpoff Mountain incomplete. Population growth in the county has been rapid since the 1960s as a result of an influx from other states, with many new housing developments changing the face of previously rural areas of the county.

Other notable historic sites in Henderson County include: the Woodfield Inn (1852), Connemara – final home of Carl Sandburg (originally known as Rock Hill, the home of CSA Secretary of the Treasury Christopher Memminger) — and the St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church. Today, Flat Rock is the site of the main campus of Blue Ridge Community College.

The communities of Henderson County NC include (CTRL and Click to follow link)

In addition to Hendersonville and Henderson County home inspection I also provide Morganton Home Inspection services.

Henderson County Home Inspector Don Miller 828-243-8649