Cemeteries

Cemeteries

Photo Credit: Old fieldstone headstone in African American section of Mill Creek Cemetery. Photo by Henderson County Black History Research Group

Cemeteries

Standford Chapel

After the church moved from Edwards Mountain to Salisbury Road in Edneyville, there was dispute over who owned the old ...
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Oakland Cemetery (Flat Rock)

There are two Henderson County cemeteries named “Oakland” where Blacks are buried.  This article provides details on the Oakland cemetery ...
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Slave Cemeteries in Clear Creek

Two slave cemeteries, with graves marked by elongated fieldstones, have been located around Clear Creek.  Slaves were sometimes buried at ...
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Slave Graves at St. John in the Wilderness Church

St. John in the Wilderness Church has about 100 graves of slaves, freed men and women, and African American servants ...
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Overview of Slavery in Henderson County

The first report of an African American in Henderson County is from 1790.  The number of slaves grew to 1,382 ...
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Black Cemeteries

Some of the many African American cemeteries in Henderson county have disappeared over the years.  Others are being restored. https://www.blueridgenow.com/article/NC/20050223/news/606079976/HT ...
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Mill Pond and Free Blacks

Mill Pond and Free Blacks Some black residents who are having difficulties tracing their family to the period before the ...
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