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The foundations of Hendersonville were laid with the creation of the Buncombe Turnpike, which opened the long-isolated region to European settlement and trade. Built between 1824 and 1828, the road follows the French Broad River from the Tennessee-North Carolina border to Asheville, and then follows what is today U.S. 25 through the Saluda Gap and into South Carolina. At the time, Buncombe County was significantly larger than it is today, and the entire 75-mile route was contained within it. As more people flooded into the area during the 1830s, the North Carolina General Assembly decided to create Henderson County from a portion of Buncombe that sits between Asheville and South Carolina.

Henderson County became a distinct entity in 1838 and Hendersonville, the county seat, was established two years later. The original city was cut into a grid bounded by King and Washington streets to the east and west, respectively, and Caswell Street and Seventh Avenue to the south and north, respectively. Running through the center of the grid was Main Street, which continues to be the most important commercial artery of Hendersonville to this day.

For several decades, the city remained an important stop for travelers along the Buncombe Turnpike and attracted merchants, lawyers, and innkeepers as permanent residents, but didn’t see significant growth until the arrival of the railroad from the east in 1879. In 1886, Asheville and Hendersonville were finally connected via rail line and the city became both a vital distribution hub for livestock and produce, as well as a destination for tourists from the south who were eager to escape the summer heat by coming to the mountains.

In the decades following the introduction of the railroad, many of the brick buildings that continue to line Main Street were constructed, while the original antebellum courthouse was replaced by a new one built in the Classical Revival style between 1904 and 1905. Similar structures were built downtown during this time in Queen Anne, Classical Revival, and Colonial Revival styles that symbolized Hendersonville’s growing wealth and its citizenry’s civic pride. To the east of Main Street cropped up an assortment of factories and warehouses close to the railroad tracks, as well housing for the people who worked in these facilities. Wealthier families, both local and from out of town, tended to build larger and more luxurious homes to the west of Main Street, particularly along West Fourth and Fifth avenues. Many of them remain standing to this day.

As the automobile became the primary mode of transportation, development spread further and further away from Main Street. Some of the developments of this era include Osceola Lake, Mountain Home, Grimesdale, and Druid Hills, which became permanent suburban neighborhoods. During the early 1920s, a significant amount of development was also fueled by land speculation and unrealistic expectations about Hendersonville’s potential as a major tourist destination, eventually leading to a major bust that was only exacerbated by the stock market crash in 1929 and the Great Depression. Though Hendersonville went through several lean years, it eventually recovered and created an economy that was not only reliant on tourism.

Today, Hendersonville continues to be the primary hub of Henderson County. Similar to other cities in Western North Carolina, its thriving downtown is filled with new restaurants, breweries, cafes, unique shops, and live music venues. Meanwhile, it is just a 20-minute or 40-minute drive up I-26 to the Asheville Regional Airport or the center of Asheville, respectively, and even closer to some of the most gorgeous sites in the vast Pisgah National Forest.

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 112 Tiffany Hill Lane, Mills River, NC 28759
112 Tiffany Hill Lane Mills River, NC 28759
$3,650,000
5 Beds 5 | 1 Baths 7,728 SqFtListing No. 3904064Property Type: Housecamera (40)
Details
 9 Citadel Lane, Hendersonville, NC 28739
9 Citadel Lane Hendersonville, NC 28739
$3,600,000
5 Beds 6 | 1 Baths 8,361 SqFtListing No. 3845354Property Type: Housecamera Virtual Tourcamera (48)
Details
 959 Dave Whitaker Road, Horse Shoe, NC 28742
959 Dave Whitaker Road Horse Shoe, NC 28742
$3,125,000
2 Beds 2 | 1 Baths 2,954 SqFtListing No. 3921931Property Type: Housecamera Virtual Tourcamera (40)
Details
 688 Blueberry Farm Road, Zirconia, NC 28790
688 Blueberry Farm Road Zirconia, NC 28790
$2,500,000
5 Beds 4 Baths 3,199 SqFtListing No. 3884915Property Type: Housecamera Virtual Tourcamera (48)
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 43 Northland Court, Flat Rock, NC 28731
43 Northland Court Flat Rock, NC 28731
$2,495,000
4 Beds 5 | 1 Baths 7,355 SqFtListing No. 3931945Property Type: Housecamera Virtual Tourcamera (48)
Details
 5481 Greenville Highway S, Zirconia, NC 28790
5481 Greenville Highway S Zirconia, NC 28790
$2,250,000
3 Beds 3 | 1 Baths 4,290 SqFtListing No. 3802105Property Type: Housecamera Virtual Tourcamera (33)
Details
 47 Mountain Grove Lane, Fletcher, NC 28732
47 Mountain Grove Lane Fletcher, NC 28732
$2,100,000
3 Beds 3 | 1 Baths 2,330 SqFtListing No. 3847773Property Type: Housecamera (40)
Details
 Marble Heights, Hendersonville, NC 28791
Marble Heights Hendersonville, NC 28791
$1,799,000
4 Beds 3 Baths 3,403 SqFtListing No. 3898664Property Type: Housecamera (5)
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 1030 Wing Haven Drive, Fletcher, NC 28732
1030 Wing Haven Drive Fletcher, NC 28732
$1,795,000
6 Beds 3 | 1 Baths 5,754 SqFtListing No. 3790676Property Type: Housecamera Virtual Tourcamera (44)
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 8124 Boylston Highway, Mills River, NC 28759
8124 Boylston Highway Mills River, NC 28759
$1,795,000
3 Beds 3 | 1 Baths 3,988 SqFtListing No. 3924812Property Type: Housecamera (46)
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 285 Shining Rock Path, Horse Shoe, NC 28742
285 Shining Rock Path Horse Shoe, NC 28742
$1,750,000
4 Beds 4 | 1 Baths 4,720 SqFtListing No. 3903937Property Type: Housecamera Virtual Tourcamera (48)
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 57 Old Hickory Trail, Hendersonville, NC 28739
57 Old Hickory Trail Hendersonville, NC 28739
$1,750,000
5 Beds 5 Baths 4,600 SqFtListing No. 3857017Property Type: Housecamera Virtual Tourcamera (48)
Details
 112 Tiffany Hill Lane, Mills River, NC 28759
camera (40)
price

$3,650,000

beds

5 5 Beds

baths

5 | 1 5 | 1 Baths

lot size

7,728 SqFt 7,728 SqFt

listing no.

3904064Listing No. 3904064

property type

HouseProperty Type: House

gallery photos

camera (40)

 9 Citadel Lane, Hendersonville, NC 28739
camera VIRTUAL TOURcamera (48)
price

$3,600,000

beds

5 5 Beds

baths

6 | 1 6 | 1 Baths

lot size

8,361 SqFt 8,361 SqFt

listing no.

3845354Listing No. 3845354

property type

HouseProperty Type: House

virtual tour

camera VIRTUAL TOUR

gallery photos

camera (48)

 959 Dave Whitaker Road, Horse Shoe, NC 28742
camera VIRTUAL TOURcamera (40)
price

$3,125,000

beds

2 2 Beds

baths

2 | 1 2 | 1 Baths

lot size

2,954 SqFt 2,954 SqFt

listing no.

3921931Listing No. 3921931

property type

HouseProperty Type: House

virtual tour

camera VIRTUAL TOUR

gallery photos

camera (40)

 688 Blueberry Farm Road, Zirconia, NC 28790
camera VIRTUAL TOURcamera (48)
price

$2,500,000

beds

5 5 Beds

baths

4 4 Baths

lot size

3,199 SqFt 3,199 SqFt

listing no.

3884915Listing No. 3884915

property type

HouseProperty Type: House

virtual tour

camera VIRTUAL TOUR

gallery photos

camera (48)

 43 Northland Court, Flat Rock, NC 28731
camera VIRTUAL TOURcamera (48)
price

$2,495,000

beds

4 4 Beds

baths

5 | 1 5 | 1 Baths

lot size

7,355 SqFt 7,355 SqFt

listing no.

3931945Listing No. 3931945

property type

HouseProperty Type: House

virtual tour

camera VIRTUAL TOUR

gallery photos

camera (48)

 5481 Greenville Highway S, Zirconia, NC 28790
camera VIRTUAL TOURcamera (33)
price

$2,250,000

beds

3 3 Beds

baths

3 | 1 3 | 1 Baths

lot size

4,290 SqFt 4,290 SqFt

listing no.

3802105Listing No. 3802105

property type

HouseProperty Type: House

virtual tour

camera VIRTUAL TOUR

gallery photos

camera (33)

 47 Mountain Grove Lane, Fletcher, NC 28732
camera (40)
price

$2,100,000

beds

3 3 Beds

baths

3 | 1 3 | 1 Baths

lot size

2,330 SqFt 2,330 SqFt

listing no.

3847773Listing No. 3847773

property type

HouseProperty Type: House

gallery photos

camera (40)

 Marble Heights, Hendersonville, NC 28791
camera (5)
price

$1,799,000

beds

4 4 Beds

baths

3 3 Baths

lot size

3,403 SqFt 3,403 SqFt

listing no.

3898664Listing No. 3898664

property type

HouseProperty Type: House

gallery photos

camera (5)

 1030 Wing Haven Drive, Fletcher, NC 28732
camera VIRTUAL TOURcamera (44)
price

$1,795,000

beds

6 6 Beds

baths

3 | 1 3 | 1 Baths

lot size

5,754 SqFt 5,754 SqFt

listing no.

3790676Listing No. 3790676

property type

HouseProperty Type: House

virtual tour

camera VIRTUAL TOUR

gallery photos

camera (44)

 8124 Boylston Highway, Mills River, NC 28759
camera (46)
price

$1,795,000

beds

3 3 Beds

baths

3 | 1 3 | 1 Baths

lot size

3,988 SqFt 3,988 SqFt

listing no.

3924812Listing No. 3924812

property type

HouseProperty Type: House

gallery photos

camera (46)

 285 Shining Rock Path, Horse Shoe, NC 28742
camera VIRTUAL TOURcamera (48)
price

$1,750,000

beds

4 4 Beds

baths

4 | 1 4 | 1 Baths

lot size

4,720 SqFt 4,720 SqFt

listing no.

3903937Listing No. 3903937

property type

HouseProperty Type: House

virtual tour

camera VIRTUAL TOUR

gallery photos

camera (48)

 57 Old Hickory Trail, Hendersonville, NC 28739
camera VIRTUAL TOURcamera (48)
price

$1,750,000

beds

5 5 Beds

baths

5 5 Baths

lot size

4,600 SqFt 4,600 SqFt

listing no.

3857017Listing No. 3857017

property type

HouseProperty Type: House

virtual tour

camera VIRTUAL TOUR

gallery photos

camera (48)

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