Oakdale Cemetery

by: Dan Gibbs • 07/21/2021

By: Dan Gibbs Oakdale Cemetery in Hendersonville, the city’s first municipal cemetery, was laid out in 1885. What was then known as Shaw’s Creek Road, now US 64, borders the cemetery on the north and south. It has well over 5,000 burials on 22 acres of land. In 1885, there were two sections of the […]

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The Bee Mural

by: Dan Gibbs • 07/21/2021

By: Dan Gibbs The Bee Mural in downtown Hendersonville, a project that first got off the ground in 2019, was finally completed and debuted in mid-May 2021. This is six years after Hendersonville became designated a Bee City USA affiliate. Bee City USA is based out of Asheville, NC and according to the Bee City […]

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Bullington Gardens

by: Dan Gibbs • 06/01/2021

By: Dan Gibbs Bullington Gardens is a public botanical garden in Hendersonville that has been around for about 30 years. It was originally started by retired New York City police officer Bob Bullington in 1979 as Flora Knoll Farms when he and his wife retired to Hendersonville.  When Mr. Bullington passed away in 1989 the […]

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The Woodfield Inn

by: Dan Gibbs • 06/01/2021

By: Dan Gibbs There are many historic landmarks in Flat Rock, Hendersonville, and Henderson County that had their beginnings before the county was even formed in the early to mid-19th century. The Woodfield Inn now the Mansouri Mansion in Flat Rock is one of landmarks. The Farmer’s Hotel, as it was originally called, was built […]

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St. James Episcopal Church

by: Dan Gibbs • 05/03/2021

By: Dan Gibbs The architecture on Main Street in Hendersonville has always fascinated me but one building at the end of Main Street, St. James Episcopal Church, stands out above all of the others. The church building looks like it should be sitting in the English countryside somewhere.  The history St. James Episcopal Church is […]

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1898 Waverly Inn

by: Dan Gibbs • 05/03/2021

By: Dan Gibbs The 1898 Waverly Inn at 783 North Main Street in Hendersonville is the oldest surviving Inn that is in existence “from the early 20th century tourism boom in Hendersonville.” As the name suggests it was built in 1898 and began as the Anderson Boarding House. It is built in the Queen Anne style […]

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The Charleston Inn

by: Dan Gibbs • 05/03/2021

By: Dan Gibbs The Charleston Inn was constructed sometime in the 1880s is located at 755 North Main Street, Hendersonville. It underwent a complete transformation between 1912 and 1922 and it was remade in the Classical Revival style that became popular in the 1920’s. In 1916, former Confederate soldier L.R. Chewning and his wife bought […]

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Mean Mr. Mustard Café

by: Dan Gibbs • 02/26/2021

By: Dan Gibbs Mean Mr. Mustard Café is a Beatles themed restaurant located at 605 Kanuga Road in Hendersonville, North Carolina. The restaurant takes their name from a Beatles song penned by John Lennon when the Beatles were in India in 1969 and the song was on their iconic album Abbey Road. Abbey Road was one of […]

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McFarlan Bake Shop

by: Dan Gibbs • 02/26/2021

By: Dan Gibbs McFarlan Bake Shop has been a fixture on Main Street in Hendersonville since 1930 when original owner Erle McFarlan opened its doors. It is one of those iconic restaurants that most towns have. Anytime a friend comes to Hendersonville for the first time, that is one of the first places I take […]

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Day Tripping in Hendersonville

by: Dan Gibbs • 02/15/2021

By Dan Gibbs We started out the day by going for breakfast at the Fireside Inn and Pancake Restaurant. It is one of the few true breakfast restaurants open in Hendersonville during these times of the pandemic. The food was good as was the service.  The next stop we made was at McFarlan Bake Shop […]