Stoney Creek Church & Fort Blackmore


Melungeons At
Fort Blackmore

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 The Melungeons came to Newman's Ridge and Blackwater in 1804 and some as early as 1795. They originally were the "friendly Indians" who came with the whites as they moved west. They came from the Cumberland County and New River stopping at various points west of the Blue Ridge. Some of them stopped at Stoney Creek Virginia where Stoney Creek empties into the Clinch River.  These "friendly Indians" along with the whites helped erect a fort there called Fort Blackmore, but they have married among the whites until the race is almost extinct.
Lewis Jarvis - 1903

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