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, 

Stanford Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church

Stanford Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church

Stanford Chapel was organized in the early 1900’s under the leadership of Rev. Hemphill, Rev. C. C. Martin, and Elder Mays. The church was located on Salisbury Rd. in the Edneyville-Fruitland area of Henderson County. The trustees at the time were: Merrimon Allen, Foster Casberry, Frank and 

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/