African-American History in Hampshire County

Bringing to Light the Story of Free Blacks
and Slaves in Hampshire County


 

HistoricHampshire.org is endeavoring to create a resource for those studying African-American History in Hampshire County. Unfortunately, little attention has been paid to the stories of Free Blacks, Slaves and Freed African-Americans in our historic county or to the development of the African-American 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 know we would appreciate your contributions.

Projects:

   

Mount Pisgah Cemetery and Those Buried There


 

Armstrong Cemetery, a lost Black cemetery.


 

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 Camp Servant, Black community leader

- work in progress


 

   

Union Civil War Soldiers & Sailors of Color

Coming soon


 

   

William Washington

- Not yet available!


 

   

African-American Veterans

- work in progress


 

African-American Deaths 1867-1922


 

Warner Jackson's gift to Hampshire Memorial Hospital