Edneyville is a small
unincorporated community located to the east of
Hendersonville. The main industry in rural Edneyville is apple
growing, and the region, along with other parts of Henderson County,
is the 7th largest apple growing region in America. Numerous apple
orchards and roadside markets dot the major road, Highway 64,
through Edneyville. The community is also home to the
North Carolina Justice Academy, a police training facility, as
well as a number of private mountain communities.
Etowah is an unincorporated
community located to the west of Hendersonville in Henderson County.
Primarily rural, with some residential developments, Etowah is home
Etowah Valley Country Club & Golf Lodge. Population of Etowah is
Horse Shoe is an
unincorporated community located to the west of Hendersonville in
Henderson County. Primarily rural, Horse Shoe also has some
The town of
Laurel Park is a small, mainly residential community located on
the western edge of Hendersonville. Laurel Park, incorporated in
1925, is home to
Jump Off Rock
Park, an easily accessible overlook offering spectacular
westward views out across the mountains. Population of Laurel Park
is approximately 2,300,and encompasses 2.87 square miles, and the
town offices are located at 441 White Pine Drive, Laurel Park NC
Historically Laurel Park saw vacation and recreational
development, beginning as early as the late 1800's, around Echo
Mountain. By 1903 a rail line had been built up along Fifth Avenue
in Hendersonville to bring summer visitors to Rainbow Lake and the
former Laurel Park Casino from the downtown area. An interesting
historical footnote is that boxing legend Jack Demspey trained in
Laurel Park, at the Laurel Park Casino, in 1926, only to later lose
his title to Gene Tunney in a title fight.
River, incorporated in 2003, is located to the north of
Hendersonville, and lies within minutes of Pisgah National forest.
Primarily agricultural and residential, Mills River is 22 square
miles in size. Highways 280 and 191 serve as major arteries and
provide access to nearby Hendersonville and Asheville.
The town is home to approximately 6,600 residents and has a
rich history of agriculture. Town offices are located at 5046
Boylston Highway, Suite 3, Mills River NC 28759.
Mills River is also home to
North Mills River Recreation
Area as well as a number of private mountain
Mountain Home is a small
unincorporated, primarily residential community located to the north
of Hendersonville. Population is approximately 2,000 residents.
There is some small commercial development since Mountain Home is
located near Interstate I-26.
Tuxedo & Zirconia
Tuxedo is located to the
south of Hendersonville and is a small unincorporated community.
During the early 1900's it was a thriving manufacturing community,
and home to the former Green River Manufacturing Company. Eventually
the manufacturing disappeared and Tuxedo became primarily a
residential and vacation homes community. The area has a number of
summer camp for boys and girls and it is in that regard that it is
best known. Nearby Zirconia was named for the many zircon mines that
once operated there.