History and Heritage to 1860

A summary of class lessons is available at this site, along with additional links and information related to specific events and people.
Please note that these are summaries and not detailed histories. More information on some of these topics, events and people will be added in the future.

Click on the links below for more information on topics covered in the period of Henderson County history from prehistory to 1860.


Cherokee, Catawba, Cheraw

Early Explorers

French and Indian War – Treaties

Revolutionary War

First Settlers, Walton County War, War of 1812, Carson-Vance Duel

The People’s Heritage – Ancestry, Dialect, Culture, Water, Homes, Clothing

The People and Their Way of Life – 1787 to 1860

Political History to 1860