Vernon_JohnsonVernon Johnson was oldest brother to Leander Johnson. These close-knit siblings stayed together throughout their lives – from college to helping their mother, Sallie Leverett Johnson, run a summer retreat now known as the Historic Johnson Farm located on N.C. 191. The final and largest gift they left was deeding their 15 acre homestead to the schools of Henderson County. “Their gift was their legacy – loving, learning and a great concern for the education of children.”

2004 Education Hall of Fame