Bethel Writers and Media Contributors

Cheryl Inman Haney

  • Inman Chapel State Historic Marker (Submittal Writer)
  • Inman family history series for the Inman family reunions (Researcher/Writer/Presenter)
  • Legends, Tales & History of Cold Mountain, Books 4-6 (Contributor))(James Hosea Ballou Inman, Reverend Hannah Jewett Powell, Inman’s Chapel)
  • My People: History of a Mountain Family
  • Pigeon Valley (a 1992 collection of Bethel history compiled by Haney’s 8th grade class at Bethel Junior High School)
  • Sunburst Logging Village for the Haywood County Historical & Genealogical Society (Researcher/Presenter)
  • Sunburst Village State Historic Marker (Submittal Writer)

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Vicki Hyatt

  • The Mountaineer (Editor)
  • Hyatt Family History (Family Collection)
  • Sam Queen (History-Unpublished)

Reverend Thomas Erwin

  • Haywood Baptist Association (Historian)
  • Genealogy and History (Researcher and writer of several family genealogies including his own family as well as a collector and writer about Bethel historical data)

L.D. Griffin

  • Cold Mountain Hunter

George Ivey

  • BRCO’s Rural Preservation Committee (Chair - Responsible for numerous rural preservation grants) (Grant Writer)
  • Blue Ridge National Heritage Area application for BRCO’s BRNHA Heritage Trail marker (Application Writer)
  • Community Foundation (Chair)
  • A Conservation Plan for the Riparian and Floodplain Corridor of the Upper Pigeon River Valley from Lake Logan to Canton (Writer)
  • Friends of the Smokies (NC Office)
  • Haywood County Land Trust Committee (Chair)
  • Haywood County’s Enhanced Voluntary Agricultural District Ordinance (Helped to Established)
  • Land of Promise DVD (Grant Writer/Director)
  • Mountain Heritage Award from Western Carolina University (Application Writer)
  • Up River
  • Haywood Waterways Pigeon River Award for Rural Preservation – 2006 and 2011 for his grant writing and land conservation work for BRCO
  • WNC Communities Award for BRCO (Nomination Writer)


William Harrison Hargrove

  • Civil War veteran who served in the Confederate Army for the entirety of the war.
  • After the war he worked as a school teacher, county surveyor, railroad station agent, and farmer.
  • Represented Haywood County in the State Legislature and held the state's highest office in the Sons of Temperance organization.
  • Managed and edited the Canton, N. C. newspaper, Vindicator.
  • Wrote a long-lost Civil War era diary that was recently discovered in the attic of the James Henry and Flora Kinsland Plott Garden Creek House.