Half Moon Bluff
Half Moon Bluff is a small African American community settled by former slaves from plantations on Cumberland Island. Over the years land was gradually divided on the island and African Americans purchased various parcels. Constructed in 1937, the First African Baptist Church is the center of religious and educational life for the community. The High Point-Half Moon Bluff Historic District is associated with the evolution of the African American experience here and reveals the development of the island as a resort area after the Civil War. The district is made up of two complexes of buildings located at the northern end of the island. The first, Half Moon Bluff, is a modest village of simple wood frame buildings. The High Point District was originally developed as a hotel and resort complex in 1880. Located in the district are an historic hotel and accompanying outbuildings. The two areas have an historical association -- the village of Half Moon Bluff provided labor for the hotel complex at High Point.
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