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Basic Information
Type of PlaceIndependent City or Town
Metro Area?Independent City or Town
Politics c. 1860?
Unions, Organized Labor?

Sundown Town Status
Confirmed Sundown Town?Probable
Year of Greatest Interest
Was there an ordinance?Don't Know
Sign?Don't Know
Still Sundown?Don't Know

Census Information
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Method of Exclusion
Violent Expulsion

Main Ethnic Group(s).
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Group(s) Excluded
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Comments
In July, 1879, a "mob dragged six members of [the] Church [of Latter Day Saints] from their homes in Brasstown, North Carolina, and whipped and clubbed them. After warning them [not] to provide food and shelter for the elders, the mob ordered them to leave the state within four weeks or risk being killed." -from The Asheville Stake Story: One Hundred Fifty Years of Growth of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Western North Carolina. Asheville North Carolina Stake, 1997.
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