Henderson County

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Henderson

Henderson County is named for Leonard Henderson, who was the Chief Justice of North Carolina and lived from 1772 to 1833.

 

Created:  December 15, 1838

County Seat: 

Hendersonville  1838 – present

 

County Courthouse – Hendersonville 

 

Location:  200 North Grove Street / 2nd Avenue East

Built:  1994 – 1995

Style:  Modern Classical and Greek Revival

Architect:  Grier-Fripp Architects

Contractor:  M B Kahn Construction

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story gray coloredstone and concrete  style structure. The building has a portico on the west front supported by six columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The building is reduces in width to the wide main section on the east.

 

Old County Courthouse – Hendersonville 

 

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Location:  North Main Street / 2nd Avenue West

Built:  1904 – 1905

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Richard Sharp Smith

Contractor:  W F Edwards

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story buff colored brick structure. The building has a large extended portico supported by six large columns rising to a large pediment. The entrance is recessed with a long balcony on the second story. A protruding cornice runs above the second story windows. On the center of the building is a round dome with the Statue of Justice at the top. The building was renovated in 2008 and will house the County Administration and County Museum.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Buncombe County

E – Rutherford County and Polk County

S – Greenville County, South Carolina

W – Transylvania County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008 and 2012