Community History

A Reckoning for Orient Slave Graveyard

Pictured Above: The sign that had long marked the entrance to the “Slaves Burying Ground” in Orient was taken down in June, during a massive nationwide reckoning on the way this nation has remembered slavery. Tucked off of Narrow River Road in Orient has long stood a puzzling and stilted acknowledgement of the North Fork’s history of slave ownership. The site was long anchored by a sign posted by the