WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY)- WWAY’s Amanda Fitzpatrick spoke to Al Beatty with Cedar Hill/West Bank Heritage Foundation about the preservation of Reaves Chapel. The African American Church was constructed soon after their emancipation of enslaved Americans. Originally located on the Cape Fear River was later moved inland using logs and oxen, mules, and horses to its present location around the turn of the 20th century. It served the community as a church as well as a community meeting and concert hall. It was abandoned by the African Methodist Church around 2006.
There will be a Reaves Chapel Community volunteer day Sunday, March 3 from 2:30-4:30pm at 2024 Cedar Hill Rd NE, Leland, NC.
For more information click on this link https://coastallandtrust.org/cedarhillwestbank