George A. Jones, 2013, Courtesy of Mike Dirks / Times-News file




George A. Jones

Dr. George Alexander Jones founded the Henderson County Genealogical and Historical Society in 1983. Jones, a native of Saluda, won the award in 2008 for his more than 25 years of work in promoting and preserving Henderson County history. Jones was instrumental in saving the Henderson County Historic Courthouse from demolition and in forming the Henderson County Heritage Museum that is based there. Many in the community remember Jones as an unflagging advocate for preserving the history of Henderson County for future generations.