1865 to 1900

1865 to 1900

Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Baker Barber Collection

1865 to 1900

Black-owned Businesses 1865-1900

Farming was by far the preferred way to gain financial stability for Blacks during the antebellum period. Only eight people prior ...
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Shaw’s Creek African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church – Logan’s Chapel

Freed slaves started Henderson County’s oldest African-American congregation in 1865 in Horseshoe. Shaw’s Creek African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church - ...
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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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St. Paul Tabernacle AME Zion Church

St. Paul AME Zion Church was founded in 1880, making it one of the oldest Black churches in Henderson County ...
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Star of Bethel Baptist Church Article

Star of Bethel Church was founded in 1873.  Membership has dwindled since its heyday in the 1950’s.  https://www.blueridgenow.com/news/20190216/historic-black-church-looks-at-future-even-as-membership-shrinks ...
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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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1865 to 1900

Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Baker Barber Collection 1865 to 1900 ...
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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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Logan Community Chapel

Logan Community Chapel was founded by freed slaves in 1865.   https://www.blueridgenow.com/news/20170212/nonprofit-aims-to-preserve-logan-community-chapel ...
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1865-1900 Overview

After the Civil War Freed slaves settled in several communities throughout Henderson County.  These communities were centered around Black churches ...
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