The following article was written by Jennie Jones Giles during the writing of the cemetery series published by the Hendersonville Times-News.
The location of a small slave cemetery in Kenmure is a mystery waiting to be solved.
It was reported to the Times-News that the cemetery, which is listed in the Henderson County, North Carolina Cemeteries book, was safe and protected.
But when residents went to visit the cemetery, they were directed to the grave of Roger Richardson Hill atop Glassy Mountain.
The name of the individual who reported the cemetery to the Genealogical and Historical Society is not known, George Jones with the society said.
The Historic Flat Rock organization is also seeking information on the cemetery, said Galen Reuther with Historic Flat Rock Inc.
The Kenmure community is at the site of Glenroy, the estate of Dr. Mitchell King, Reuther said. The home was built in 1850.
“He conducted his medical practice out of Glenroy,” Reuther said.
King was the son of Judge Mitchell King, who owned the Argyle estate in Flat Rock.
A caretaker for the Kenmure property in Flat Rock, before the property was developed, told of a small cemetery for slaves located on the property.
This cemetery has not been found after an extensive search. The former owner of the property said she also spent many years searching for the cemetery to no avail, said officials with Historic Flat Rock.