Author: Black Heritage Hendersonville

East Flat Rock Community Map

East Flat Rock Community Map

Spartanburg Highway to West Blue Ridge at light turn right, cross RR tracks. On the left is Jody Street, B Street, Ferndale Street then left onto Roper Road. Turn left onto Valentine Street. Mine gap Road is right off Roper Road. Down Mine Gap Road, 

Brickton Community Map

Brickton Community Map

The Brickton Community is located in Fletcher across the road form Smiley’s Flea Market on the left. Road names are: Darity Rd. Lantern Walk Ln. Thomas St. Jim Mills Dr. Collins Rd. Andy Darity Dr. Talley Dr. Continue on Hendersonville Rd. on the Left to 

We Shall Overcome, a video recording by the Rev. Odell Suber Jr.

We Shall Overcome, a video recording by the Rev. Odell Suber Jr.

The Rev. Odell Suber Jr. made this heartfelt recording for Hendersonville’s 2021 Martin Luther King Day celebration. The faith-filled words of this iconic hymn which was important to the Civil Rights movement, took on new meaning for a community struggling with the death and disease 

Mud Creek Missionary Baptist Association Brief History

From a small acorn a mighty oak can grow.”  With these words, Mrs. Gertrude B. Forney sums up the place in Henderson County history that the Mud Creek Missionary Baptist Association has played in the religious life of many Black Baptist Churches for over 130 

Greater New Zion Baptist Church

Greater New Zion Baptist Church

In 1927 a group of people founded a church in the Brickton area of Henderson County and named it Zion Baptist Church.  The name remained Zion Baptist Church until 1963 at which time a new church was constructed and the name was changed to Greater 

Union Grove Baptist Church

Union Grove Baptist Church

The Union Grove Baptist Church of Hendersonville, N.C., was organized as a congregation in 1909, first meeting in the homes of the founding members until land was purchased on Ashe Street.  In 1918, under the guidance of Rev. Cain Smith, a church was built and 

Star of Bethel Baptist Church Brief History

Star of Bethel Baptist Church Brief History

The Star of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church was organized in 1873 with fourteen charter members under the pastorate of Rev. B. F. Hemphill.  The fourteen charter members were: Rev. Frank Brown, Bro. Berry Potts, Bro. Henry King, Sis. Sandy Shepherd, Bro. George Mills, Bro. John 

St. Paul Tabernacle A.M.E. Zion Church – Brief History

Shaw’s Creek A.M.E. Zion Church had begun in 1865 when a group of people from Horseshoe, N.C., persevered in their desire to worship in a church of their own.  As time went on some of the members of Shaw’s Creek moved into Hendersonville to find 

Black Cemeteries Article

Black Cemeteries Article

Johnnie Washington looks at the gravestone of Mary Maxwell at a cemetery on Green Mountain in Fruitland. It is believed that the graves of slaves and the ancestors of many local blacks are buried in the cemetery, which contains more than 60 fieldstones. Jennie Giles/TIMES-NEWS