This is Lake Osceola. Osceola is an Indian name, but Seminole, not Cherokee. I read somewhere that a lot of our roads and lakes have Seminole Indian names because the earliest developers were from south Florida and re-used the names they had used there. If I find where I read that, I will try to remember to come back and put in the quote.
There is a stone column with a plaque about Fassifern School for Girls on Fleming Street Hendersonville.
Fassifern School was not just a finishing school. They had a business course as early as 1918. They had certificate programs and taught music, art, Spanish and home economics. Fassifern graduates met the requirements to be accepted at Southern Association Colleges, the University of North Carolina, Smith and Wellesley and other schools.
As you are leaving Hendersonville, heading toward Asheville, you pass Bruce Drysdale Elementary School. It is the school on the right, across from the fire station, on the hill above 5-Points Restaurant, Pop’s Diner.