Hendersonville City

Henderson County, North Carolina

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Hendersonville City Hall is located at 145 Fifth Avenue East, Hendersonville NC 28792.
Phone: 828‑697‑3000.


Hendersonville is the seat of government for Henderson County. It was incorporated January 7, 1847. The City is led by a manager/council form of government. A full‐time city manager handles the what has historically been routine day‐to‐day operations of the City, and a four‐member council and mayor set the City's policies. [1]

The City of Hendersonville encompasses 5.7 square miles on a plateau about 2,200 feet above sea level. The City's population was 11,530 according to the 2002 Population Estimates from the 2000 US Census. Hendersonville has been named the "City of Four Seasons" for its distinct seasonal weather patterns.

Downtown Hendersonville was registered in the National Register of Historic Places in March of 1988 for its historical significance and its efforts in restoring historic homes. It is also the stage for the North Carolina Apple Festival. Numerous other events are held throughout the year in Hendersonville, many of which are sponsored by the County's Travel & Tourism Department. The "Wolfe Angel," which inspired the book Look Homeward Angel by Thomas Wolfe, is located at the Oakdale Cemetery in Hendersonville.

  1. Henderson County Board of Commissioners, Henderson County 2020 Comprehensive Plan, 2004, amended 2008, www.henderson.lib.nc.us, accessed May 2009.

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