Flat Rock & East Flat Rock Community

Flat Rock & East Flat Rock Community

Mud Creek Missionary Baptist Church

Freed slaves founded Mud Creek Baptist Church in 1868. https://www.blueridgenow.com/news/20190512/beyond-banks-little-mud-creek-church ...
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Mud Creek Missionary Baptist Association

A  fourteen acre assembly ground with eleven buildings in East Flat Rock provided a training and social venue for members ...
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Mud Creek Missionary Baptist Church’s Struggle to Survive

The church’s dwindling membership has caused financial challenges.  https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/bs-xpm-2002-07-21-0207210176-story.html ...
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Flat Rock Blacksmith

John Markley and his sons were well-known African-American blacksmiths in Flat Rock from 1877 until the early 1900’s.   https://www.blueridgenow.com/article/NC/20130217/News/606022456/HT ...
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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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Edwards Family in Flat Rock

Venus and Caesar Edwards were freed slaves from South Carolina who settled in Flat Rock and helped to found Mud ...
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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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Slave Owners in Henderson County

The largest slave owners were South Carolinians who summered in Flat Rock.  Most slave owners had just one or two ...
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Freed Slaves in Flat Rock

Many of the slaves owned by wealthy Charleston planters chose to remain in Flat Rock after the Civil War. https://www.jstor.org/stable/41446547?seq=1#metadata_info_tab_contents ...
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Flat Rock’s Rosenwald School

Julius Rosenwald, President of Sears, donated funds to build 5,000 schools for African Americans in the 1920’s.  One of them ...
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