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About Hendersonville & Polk County

The Historic Hendersonville and Flat Rock area of Henderson County is located 22 miles south of Asheville, NC on a plateau with an altitude of 2200 feet above sea level. Henderson County is home to three NC state forests, the Carl Sandburg home and the Flat Rock Playhouse among other historic, cultural and natural points of interest.

Polk County is a community rich in history and love for equestrian events. Grape vineyards that once lined the hillsides are today making their debut. Rich wine can be found at the wineries in the county. Known as a cool summer resort area in the late 1800s for those living in the heat and humidity of the low country, the small towns of TryonSaluda and Columbus are a year-round treat for travelers today.

Area Visitor Centers

Lodging, Dining, & Things to Do

Mill House Lodge

Stories from Hendersonville & Polk County Areas

January 31, 2018
The Blue Ridge Parkway Association's membership and Board were warmly welcomed for our Winter Meeting by Visit Hendersonville. We got a chance to explore the countryside and a favorite destination in Henderson County.