African-American History in Hampshire County

Bring 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


 

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!


 

   

African-American Veterans

- work in progress


 

Warner Jackson's gift to Hampshire Memorial Hospital

- not yet available. Can you help?