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James W. Loewen (1942-2021)

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Brasstown

North Carolina

Basic Information

Type of Place
Independent City or Town
Metro Area
Politics c. 1860?
Unions, Organized Labor?

Sundown Town Status

Confirmed Sundown Town?
Probable
Was there an ordinance?
Don't Know
Sign?
Don’t Know
Year of Greatest Interest
Still Sundown?
Don’t Know

Census Information

The available census data from 1860 to the present
Total White Black Asian Native Hispanic Other BHshld
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Method of Exclusion

  • Violent Expulsion

Main Ethnic Group(s)

  • Unknown

Group(s) Excluded

  • Other

Comments

In July, 1879, a “mob dragged six members of [the]
Church [of Latter Day Saints] from their homes in
Brasstown, North Carolina, and whipped and clubbed
them. After warning them [not] to provide food and
shelter for the elders, the mob ordered them to leave
the state within four weeks or risk being killed.”
-from The Asheville Stake Story: One Hundred Fifty
Years of Growth of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter
Day Saints in Western North Carolina. Asheville North
Carolina Stake, 1997.