AAUW Salutes Black Mountain Children's Home Whitewater Cove
Last updated 4/1/2019 at 12:54pm
In January 1904, Rev. R. P. Smith opened Mountain Orphanage, a little four room cottage in Haywood County, N.C., with the assistance of the Asheville Presbytery and a local teacher, Lucy Smith Hare.
Hare later wrote, "Dr. Smith told me I must, 'Get a gentle nag and ride in the hills and get the children to come to my school.' I did so and never feared to go into the wooded parts."
Then, children came to the home because their parents had either disappeared or died.
Now, the Black Mountain Home for Children, Youth and Families (BMH), located in Buncombe County, serves clients from birt...