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Stoney Point (Warren County, KY)

According to J. W. Cooke, the African American community of Stoney Point actually began in 1848 when John White died; six of his enslaved were freed; and  allotted land, livestock, and other necessities needed to establish their independent livelihoods.

In 1866, some of previously freed families were still living in the area that had become known as Stoney Point, though the boundaries of the community had continuously changed as lots and adjoining lands were bought and sold. Other former enslaved from the local area who were Civil War veterans were among the new landowners.

The Stoney Point Missionary Baptist Church was established in 1866; it also served as a school before the new schoolhouse was built in 1908. The schoolhouse was used for a couple of decades before it was closed and the children of Stoney Point began attending school in Smiths Grove.

For more see J. W. Cooke, "Stoney Point, 1866-1969," The Filson Club History Quarterly, vol. 50, issue 4 (1976), pp. 337-352.

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