Flight 22

by: Dan Gibbs • 06/12/2023

By: Dan Gibbs A lot of people in Hendersonville’s lives changed forever when Piedmont Flight 22 out ofAsheville collided with a Cessna 310 over the skies above Hendersonville a little after 12 PM onJuly 19, 1967. The Boeing 727, owned by Piedmont Airlines, was headed from Asheville toRoanoke, VA and the Cessna was headed from […]

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M & T Distilling

by: Dan Gibbs • 06/12/2023

By: Dan Gibbs Hendersonville has a long history of moonshine that dates to the mid-19th century. Prohibition during the 1920’s was when the Moonshine industry in Hendersonville became notorious for its violence, and it was big business as well. The Moonshine trade in Hendersonville was so prominent that the federal government formed a task force, […]

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Main Street In Hendersonville

by: Dan Gibbs • 07/07/2022

By: Dan Gibbs Most towns, no matter how large or small, have a Main Street. Main Street in Hendersonville has a unique appearance that has undergone a few reincarnations since the city of Hendersonville was laid out in 1841.  Henderson County was formed in 1838 and the city of Hendersonville came to be in 1841-1842. […]

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Dueling In Hendersonville: Part II

by: Luke Wherry • 06/27/2022

By Dan Gibbs No one seems to know the exact date of Hendersonville’s second duel between John Baxter and Marcus Erwin, but it probably occurred around 1857. This duel was fought over the politics of States Rights and Secessionists versus the supporters of the Union.  John Baxter was an attorney that lived in Hendersonville that […]

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Dueling In Hendersonville: Part 1

by: Dan Gibbs • 06/27/2022

By Dan Gibbs Dueling was made illegal in North Carolina in 1802 by a statute passed by the North Carolina Legislature but that did not stop men from dueling. The first of these duels in Hendersonville took place in early November 1827 a little over 10 years before Henderson County was formed.  The Duelists were […]

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Baseball In Hendersonville: Part II

by: Dan Gibbs • 03/08/2022

By: Dan Gibbs If you played baseball in Henderson County past Little League like Babe Ruth League or maybe American Legion baseball and I believe Hendersonville High School played a lot of their games there, then you probably played at what is now historic Berkeley Park.  I played there in the early 1980’s when I […]

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Baseball In Hendersonville: Part I

by: Dan Gibbs • 03/08/2022

By: Dan Gibbs Professional and Semi-Pro Baseball got its start in Hendersonville in 1948 with the formation of the Hendersonville Skylarks of the Class D Western Carolina League and the Berkeley Spinners of the Western North Carolina Industrial League. The Spinners were sponsored by Berkely Mills and the team was composed mostly of players that […]

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Birding In and Around Hendersonville

by: Dan Gibbs • 12/01/2021

By: Dan Gibbs I first became interested in the hobby known as Birding after my parents retired about 25 years ago. My father started building birdhouses for family and friends and they became interested in seeing how many different kinds of birds would visit the birdhouses and feeders he had made. I went out and […]

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Eugenia Duke

by: Dan Gibbs • 11/30/2021

By: Dan Gibbs Duke’s Mayonnaise has been a southern staple for over a century and it got its start in Greenville, South Carolina. When the United States became involved in World War I, a training camp named Camp Sevier was set up in Greenville around 1917 to train soldiers going off to war in Europe. […]

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Campbell’s Covered Bridge

by: Dan Gibbs • 11/01/2021

By: Dan Gibbs Campbell’s Covered Bridge is located near the town of Landrum, SC at 171 Campbell’s Covered Bridge Road in Landrum and about 35 minutes from Hendersonville. About four covered bridges were built in the area at this time and Campbell’s is the last covered bridge still in existence in South Carolina. It was […]

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