Hendersonville is the county seat of Henderson County. Like the county, the city is named for 19th-century North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Leonard Henderson.
Dating to shortly after the founding of Henderson County in 1838, Hendersonville is traditionally known as “The City of Four Seasons”. Downtown you’ll find a thriving Main Street complete with fine restaurants, homemade ice cream shops, antique stores, and lots of artists and art galleries. Downtown Hendersonville is a fantastic place to spend a day shopping with its beautiful landscaping, wide sidewalks, comfortable benches, outdoor water fountains and plenty of parking, not to mention all of the wonderful and unique shops. Its architecture reflects the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and significant downtown revitalization has occurred since the early 1990s.
The largest street festival of the Hendersonville calendar is the annual North Carolina Apple Festival, culminating in the Apple Parade that regularly draws up to 50,000 spectators. Main Street is home to other festivals and special activities throughout the year.
Hendersonville is right off of U.S.26, which provides easy access to Asheville, Knoxville, Greenville, Spartanburg, Columbia, and Charleston. The estimated population is 13,814.,and it is 2,200 feet above sea level.
Listed below are website links for this specific community.
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- Police Department
- Public Schools
- Parks and Recreation
- Kiwanis Club
- Lions Club
- Rotary Club
- Friendliest City in America