Henderson County North Carolina, was settled in the 1700s on Cherokee hunting grounds. The 375 square mile fertile high plateau became home to Scotch-Irish, Welsh and English pioneers. In the early 1800s Hendersonville and Flat Rock became a summer resort for wealthy South Carolina planters escaping the heat of the “low country”. The tradition continues today with Hendersonville’s pleasant summers and mild winters attracting year-round residents as well as summer visitors. Henderson County’s population is approximately 100,000. The City of Hendersonville is the county seat with approximately 12,000 population. Average elevation is 2,200 feet with the highest point, Little Pisgah Mountain, at 5,240 feet. The county economy is based primarily upon diversified manufacturing, agriculture and tourism.
Historic Hendersonville (historichendersonville.org) is included in the National Register of Historic Places, and Hendersonville is replete with antique shops, boutiques, an old general store, cafes, numerous restaurants, bakery, museums, farmers’ market, and so much more. Downtown Hendersonville has over 150 shops and 7 major banks all within easy walking distance. With historic architecture dating back to the late 1800s, Hendersonville has a southern charm aiding in its special designation as a “Main Street USA.”