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.


 

Carter Cemetery west of Springfield


 

Private Black Cemeteries containing veterans

Pvt. James Washington, WWI (Bartlett Cemetery); location: ?? Do you know? photo

Pvt. William Taylor, WWI (Taylor Cemetery) photo


 

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

Colored Camp Meeting of 1901 at Mt. Pisgah


 

   

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


 

   

African-American Veterans

- work in progress


 

African-American Deaths 1867-1922


Moving Colored School in 1894

Old African-American School now off West Souix Lane


 

Warner Jackson's gift to Hampshire Memorial Hospital