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 churches like St. John in the Wilderness and Ebenezer Baptist Church.   https://www.blueridgenow.com/article/NC/20050506/News/606051140/HT

Slaves in Clear Creek

William Mills, an early white settler who lived near Clear Creek, owned 20 slaves in 1800.  Court records show that some of his slaves were sold to other local slave holders to settle debts and disputes among his heirs,   http://hendersonheritage.com/black-history-in-clear-creek/