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  • Monument Name

    Henderson County Union Soldiers Monument, Hendersonville

  • Type

    Marker

  • Subjects

    Civil War, 1861-1865

  • City

    Hendersonville

  • County

    Henderson

  • Description

    This inscribed granite marker commemorates Union Army soldiers from Henderson County. The simple in style memorial stands slightly over 5 ft. tall including the single base in the style of a grave marker with a flat top with rounded corners. The two faces are polished while the sides remain rough-hewn. This marker is one of nine memorials honoring Henderson County war dead that form “The Honor Walk” on the grounds of the old Henderson County Courthouse.

  • Inscription

    IN HONOR / OF / THE CITIZENS OF / HENDERSON COUNTY / WHO SERVED IN THE / UNION ARMY DURING THE / CIVIL WAR / FOR THE PRESERVATION / OF THE UNITED STATES / OF AMERICA AND IN / GRATITUDE TO THEIR / FAMILIES / ERECTED IN 2008

  • Custodian

    Henderson County

  • Dedication Date

    April 13, 2008

  • Decade

    2000s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.314470 , -82.460190 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      Eliston, Jon. "For Historians Documenting WNC Civil War Monuments Past Not Always Set in Stone," June 10, 2011, Carolina Public Press, http://www.carolinapublicpress.org (accessed November 17, 2014) Link

      Henderson County Heritage Museum, Hendersonville, NC., hendersoncountymuseum.com, (accessed October 3, 2015) Link

      Kelley, Leigh. “Courthouse Ceremony Pays Tribute to Nation’s War Dead,” BlueRidgeNow.com, Times-News Online, April 14, 2008, (accessed October 1, 2015) Link

      North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. "Union Soldiers Monument, Hendersonville, Henderson County" (accessed November 17, 2014) Link

      Schulman, Mark. “Courthouse Commemorates Veterans,” BlueRidgeNow.com, Times-News Online, April 10, 2008, (accessed October 1, 2015) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite

  • Monument Dedication and Unveiling

    Sunday afternoon, April 13, 2008, saw nine memorials honoring Henderson County veterans dedicated or re-dedicated. This ceremony was the culmination of a three day event to celebrate the ten million dollar restoration of the historic Henderson County Courthouse and its re-dedication as the home of the Henderson County Heritage Museum.

    The Hendersonville Community Band played patriotic tunes while the crowd of over 200 sang along, prayed and listened to speakers and watched veterans lay wreaths on monuments honoring the fallen in all wars in American history. “What mean these stones?” asked George A. Jones, chairman of the Henderson County Heritage Museum Board. “We have erected them in honor of all of these. This should never be made in a light-hearted or frivolous manner. There’s too much blood, too much sacrifice, too much death they represent,” he answered to his own question.

  • Location

    The monument is located to the left (south) of the Henderson County Heritage Museum (Old Henderson County Courthouse) at 1 Historic Courthouse Square, Hendersonville NC. Several monuments are nearby, including Revolutionary Soldiers Memorial, Confederate Soldier Memorial, War Memorial, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Gulf War, Iraq and Afghanistan monuments.

  • Landscape

    The marker stands on the lawn in front of the Historic Henderson County Courthouse.

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