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Black History in Hampshire County

Bring to Light the Story of Free Blacks
and Slaves in Hampshire County is endeavoring to create a resource for those studying Black History in Hampshire County. Unfortunately, little attention has been paid to the stories of Free Blacks and Slaves in our historic county or to the development of the Black Community following the Civil War. This is an on-going project, so please check back for updates. It is also a community cooperative project, so please feel free to contribute.



Mount Pisgah Cemetery and Those Buried There


Mt. Pisgah Church

Click on the thumbnail to the right to see segments of the Sanborn Fire Maps showing location of Mt. Pisgah Church from 1894-1931



Jacob Green, Runaway Slave and His Pursuer



Alfred Whiting, Confederate Veteran, Black community leader

- work in progress


William Washington, Freed Slave and Land Developer

- Not yet available!
updated: 6/7/14