Crab Creek

The community of Crab Creek is most noted as the site of DuPont State Forest and Holmes Educational State Forest. This community is also noted as a scenic tour of agricultural land surrounded by tall mountains.
The abandoned silos and old chimneys have stories to tell of the early settlers.
Much of the history of the people of Henderson County can be found in each community’s cemeteries and in the history of the churches.

There is one church of early historical significance in the community – Crab Creek Baptist Church. Holly Springs Baptist Church organized just prior to the Civil War and Berea Baptist Church organized in the early 20th century. All three have church cemeteries.
There are several family cemeteries located in Crab Creek – Osteen-Patterson, Anderson, and McCrary, along with five small cemeteries (Sentell, Thomas, Timmons, DeBranch, Harden).

Please click on the links below to read more detailed information on some of the historic churches and cemeteries in Crab Creek.

Crab Creek Baptist Church

Holly Springs Baptist Church

Berea Baptist Church

McCrary Family Cemetery

Anderson Family Cemetery

Osteen-Patterson Cemetery

Small Family Cemeteries