The North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office statewide inventory contains information on over 150 prehistoric and historic archaeological sites in Henderson County.
A county architectural survey was completed in 1981. A comprehensive survey of Flat Rock commenced in 1996, and a survey of Hendersonville was undertaken in 1996 to 1997. Surveys are cooperative local-state projects accomplished with grants and staff assistance from the Historic Preservation Office.
Federal grants of $22,450 have assisted in the restoration of the Old Flat Rock Post Office, completion of the county architectural survey, and nomination of the Druid Hills district to the National Register. State grants totaling $101,450 have assisted the Johnson Farm and the Flat Rock Playhouse, and provided funds for architectural surveys of Flat Rock, Henderson County, and Hendersonville.
NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES
Twenty-one National Register listings include the Flat Rock Historic District, the Kanuga Club Lake Historic District, two districts in Hendersonville, and seventeen individual listings. The Carl Sandburg House in Flat Rock is a National Historic Landmark.
LOCAL PRESERVATION COMMISSIONS
Hendersonville has established a local historic preservation commission. The Historic Preservation Office commented on the report for the local designation of the Hyman Heights Historic District. In 1998, Hendersonville became a Certified Local Government.
PRESERVATION TAX CREDITS
Four income-producing tax credit projects have been completed in Henderson County at a total construction investment of $973,400, including the Woodfield Inn in Flat Rock; two additional projects are currently undergoing renovation, including Many Pines in Flat Rock. The Historic Preservation Office reviews and provides restoration technical services for all preservation tax credit projects.
The Historic Preservation Office has provided technical assistance to restorations of Flat Rock Playhouse, Old Flat Rock Post Office, St. John-in-the Wilderness Church, Moss-Johnson Farm, Hendersonville Depot, the Meadows, and others. Staff has also advised the Gray Hosiery Mill, the 7th Avenue Property Owners Association, and the Henderson County Courthouse, and has regularly assisted the Hendersonville Historic Preservation Commission.