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Historic Hendersonville Offers Something Special For Every Member of Your Family

Aug 18, 2007
I have to admit it - it's fun to be a tourist in historic endersonville, North Carolina! Historic Hendersonville and the Blue Ridge Mountain region of North Carolina have been a tourist destination for over a hundred years.

Hendersonville, NC, officially became an incorporated city in January of 1947. It was entered into the National Register of Historic Places in March 1988 due to its rich history. Located in the heart of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area of Western North Carolina, Hendersonville is located at the southern edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains, approximately 26 miles south of Asheville, North Carolina.

Hendersonville, currently about 12,000 people call it their home, is rich in southern charm. The city is booming with historic sites, attractions, and places to explore. Because of the area has four distinctive seasons, yet mild temperatures in both summer and winter, it is a superb place to visit or to live, year-round.

When you walk down the historic streets of Hendersonville you will notice the streets are lined with overflowing flower boxes and trees of all shapes and sizes. Along Hendersonville's streets you will find antique shops, restaurants, night clubs, and specialty stores of all varieties. There is something to be found in Hendersonville for people of all ages to explore and enjoy.

Throughout the year Historic Downtown Hendersonville hosts the North Carolina Apple Festival, an antique show, art shows, car shows, and various parades throughout the year. Hendersonville shows off its traditional southern hometown charm through these special events. The friendly local residents are always welcoming to other locals and visitors alike.

Located on North Main Street you will find The Mineral & Lapidary Museum of Henderson County. The museum hosts special traveling exhibits from around the world and specializes in local Geodes. There is no admission fee for the museum though it is considered proper to leave a small donation to help support running the museum and its future exhibits.

Located in the same area as The Mineral & Lapidary Museum you will find the Henderson County Genealogical & Historical Society. This excellent resource library with over 2,000 volumes was founded in 1983 to aide historians and researchers in their understanding of the history of North and South Carolina. On the outside of the building you will find the McClintock Chime Clock. The clock is approximately 65 years old and is a distinctive sight in the area.

No tourist trek through Historic Hendersonville is complete without a visit to the Hendersonville City Hall Building. The building was erected in 1928 and contains many interesting historic artifacts of the local area. Because three presidents were from North Carolina, (Andrew Jackson, James Knox Polk and Andrew Johnson) you will find statues and information on them located at the Hendersonville City Hall Building.

There are four popular man-made lakes in the greater Asheville and Hendersonville areas. They are: Biltmore Lake, Lake Glenville, Lake Lure and Lake Toxaway. Each lake offers water-front real estate if you are interested in living lakeside. The lakes are stocked with fish and have some great areas to picnic and spend the lazy days of summer.

Whatever your pleasure, you are sure to find it in Historic Hendersonville, NC. It is a great place to be a resident or a tourist.
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Historic Hendersonville and the Blue Ridge Mountain region of North Carolina have been a tourist destination and residential oasis for over a hundred years. Work with the local real estate agents at Preferred Real Estate Center to find the perfect property for you.
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