Junaluska Heritage Association

Founded in 2011, and working under the auspices of the nonprofit Boone Mennonite Brethren Church, Junaluska Heritage Association (JHA) is a community-based organization formed to preserve cultural heritage and assist in community growth. Junaluska is the only remaining African American community in Watauga County, North Carolina. The Junaluska Heritage Association (JHA) works to help record and preserve the unique and rapidly eroding history of Junaluska and its surrounding area. JHA also works to assure the inclusion of that history as an integral part of the overall story of the town of Boone, NC and its home region.


 Mission Statement
The mission of the Junaluska Heritage Association is to assist interested residents of Junaluska in defining, preserving, and sharing the important history and culture of their mountain community and its origins. The Association also works with the residents of the neighborhood to help ensure the continuing viability of Junaluska as a vibrant and productive community.

Our organization holds meetings in the Boone Mennonite Brethren Church.
Address: 161 Church St. Boone, NC
Phone Number: 828-263-0502

Visit Our Community Partners' Websites 

The Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina

St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Boone, NC

Boone Mennonite Brethren Church 

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Sandy with a copy of the book, "Junaluska: Oral Histories of a Black Appalachian Community"