James Fisher at Connemara

James Fisher worked at Connemara as a valet and chauffeur for the Smyth family in the early 1900’s. https://www.nps.gov/articles/000/black-history.htm

Mud Creek Missionary Baptist Association

Mud Creek Missionary Baptist Association

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 of African-American Missionary Baptist churches from Henderson, Buncombe and Transylvania counties.   From A Brief History of the Black Presence in 

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, 

Welcome to the HOMER DAVIS CAFÉ 

After all the parties were over and the theater show long closed, the place to be on a Saturday night was that sizzling little juke joint around the corner on Ashe Street. Next door to Sister Babe’s. It was just the right place to shed 

Black Gold

Sometimes it’s hard to believe the changes of modernization through the years. It now seems unreal to have driven cars without air conditioning, without heat, no CD changer. Guys, remember sneaking your mom’s best bedspread to cover the car’s front seat to go on a date because of 

Playing the Game

…ooh Mar-r-y Mack, Mack, Mack…all dressed in black, black, black…with sil~ ver buttons, buttons, buttons… If you can finish that rhyme, you grew up in Brooklyn, probably not Green Meadows. If you’re now starting to sing the rhyme, then, oh yeah… you’re definitely from Brooklyn, or 

The Blue Goose

Should have been named… THE PARENTS NIGHTMARE. It was the kind of place your parents always warned you about. And just like all those other parental warnings, no way you would stay away from it. This all night speakeasy was a mixture of Dodge City, 

Mt. Zion Baptist Church

Mt. Zion Baptist Church

A few years after the Civil War a group of settlers moved into the Fruitland-Edneyville area of Henderson County around an area that was known as Ritter Path (or Green Mountain). By the turn of the century, under the leadership of Emmanual King, Frank Allen, 

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 

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