§ 45-1. Purpose; Statutory Authority; Title.  
The purpose of this Chapter is to encourage the voluntary preservation and protection of 
farmland from nonfarm development, recognizing the importance of agriculture to the 
economic and cultural life of the County.  
Pursuant to authority conferred by N.C.G.S.106, Article 61 and for the purpose of 
promoting the health, safety, morals and general welfare of Henderson  County, the 
Board of Commissioners of Henderson County, North Carolina, does enact the following  
sections, which shall be known as the "Voluntary Farmland Preservation Program 
Ordinance of Henderson County, North Carolina."