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.
Mt. Pisgah ChurchClick on the thumbnail to the right to see segments of the Sanborn Fire Maps showing location of Mt. Pisgah Church from 1894-1931
Alfred Whiting, Confederate Veteran, Black community leader- work in progress
William Washington, Freed Slave and Land Developer- Not yet available!