Walk through History: Tabernacle and Ingram Cemeteries
September 15 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Take a guided walking tour of the historical Tabernacle and Ingram cemeteries. This tour brings to life the families who colonized the area after the Revolutionary War, painting a vivid picture of early 19th-century mountain culture. The Tabernacle church and cemetery date all the way back to the 1830s, when the church was a simple log cabin that also served as the first school house in Black Mountain. Nearly 800 valley residents are buried in this sprawling Black Mountain cemetery. Ingram Cemetery rests on a half-acre plot in a residential cul-de-sac in Black Mountain. This cemetery, founded by Irish immigrant Bobby Ingram, hosts over 100 graves consisting of a mix of unmarked fieldstones and a hand full of carved headstones. With the oldest unmarked grave dating back to 1820, this cemetery has much to tell about 19th century history in the region. Tour guide Robert Goodson will detail the lives of many of the people buried in both cemeteries and describe how these valley residents shaped the history of the Swannanoa Valley and western North Carolina.