In the past few years, the Junaluska Heritage Association (JHA) has been working with the Town of Boone, the Town Historic Preservation Commission (HPC), and some folks at Appalachian State University to save and preserve the Historic Black Cemetery in Boone, NC.
It began as a burial ground for people enslaved by local landowner and storekeeper Jordan Councill, but many members of the local black community, largely based in the Junaluska area of Boone, have been buried here. The site and most of its graves have been unmarked.
Community researchers discovered the names of at least 65 people who were buried here, in addition to those of military veterans.
Join the Junaluska Heritage Association, Appalachian State University, and the Town of Boone to commemorate the lives of the members of our community who have gone unnamed with a monument in their honor. After the ceremony, join us for refreshments at the solarium in the Plemmons Student Union.
For more information, please visit the Junaluska Heritage Association at junaluskaheritage.org.