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 Name Origins

What's in name?
Henderson The county was named for Leonard Henderson (1773-1833), Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court from 1829-1833.
Source:
North Carolina County Fact Book, RNC 975.6T
Hendersonville The city was also named for Leonard Henderson (1773-1833), Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court from 1829-1833.
Source:
North Carolina County Fact Book, RNC 975.6T
Hooterville "Some residents of this town of 12,000 at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains so cherish its small town Southern image that they affectionately call it Hooterville , after the fictional hamlets in the vintage television sitcoms "Petticoat Junction" and "Green Acres.""
Source: Wall Street Journal, "Resisting Condo's, Not Charm" June 14,2006 p. B1
Land of Sky The mountains of Western North Carolina were first called the "Land of Sky" in 1896 by the writer Christian Reid. She used the phrase in the title of her book In the Land of Sky.
Source: A newspaper clipping pasted in the Library copy of In the Land of Sky NC REI
City of Four Seasons Dave Cooley and Kermit Edney created the slogan "The City of Four Seasons" for the Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce.
Source: Kermit Edney Remembers NC 975.692E page 92