The Mammoth Cave Community

 Members from the local school and church community. Mary Jane Bransford(1) was a teacher in the school.

Members from the local school and church community. Mary Jane Bransford(1) was a teacher in the school.

After slavery ceased, many members of the Bransford family stayed in the Mammoth Cave area. It was a place that many called home.

Within the community, many churches and schools were formed to worship and educate.

Pleasant Union Baptist Church and Schoolhouse used to reside near the Bransford Cemetery. John Henry Bransford was a deacon there for some time. During the 1920s, the winters were so bad that school started in September and only lasted for a couple of weeks until Christmas. The roads resulted in horrible conditions making it impossible to get to the school.

Today, only the footer of the house and church remain. The Civilian Concentration Corp by order of the government demolished all of the buildings, including the churches and schoolhouses. New growth and nature has since replaced the local community where approximately 507 families used to live.

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