Henderson County
North Carolina

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Henderson County, North Carolina, is situated in the west part of the state. The surface is mountainous; soil well adapted for farming, and particularly for grazing. It is drained by the French Broad River and it's branches.
Capital, Hendersonville.
There were in 1840, neat cattle 3,278, sheep 3,037, swine 5,438; wheat 1,268 bushels produced, rye 5,293, Indian corn 59,340, oats 9,677, potatoes 4,712, tobacco 1,229 pounds; 3 stores with a capital of $11,000; 2 forges, 2 tanneries, 14 distilleries, 5 grist mills, 3 saw mills. Capital in manufactures, $1,800.
It has 1 school with 21 scholars.
Population: whites 4,628, slaves 466, free colored 35; total, 5,129.





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HENDERSON COUNTY NEIGHBORS
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