Timelines are simply a tool to aid in the teaching of a course. The timelines are compiled from a variety of documents and books. Since the original compilation of some of the information, research and documentation has found some errors in books written on the county’s history. Documentation is an ongoing project; therefore, there may be changes to the timelines as documentation is discovered.

Click on the links below for timelines related to the period of Henderson County history from prehistory to 1860.

Prehistory to 1785 (Related to Cherokee, Early Exploration, French and Indian War)

1768 to 1827 (County Formations, Revolutionary War, other conflicts)

1787 to 1860 – Industry, Mining, Religious Life, Education, Transportation, Communication, Business

1790 to 1861 – Slavery, Tourism, Formation of County and Town