Old Shiloh

Old Shiloh: A Story Map

Click on the image above to access the “Old Shiloh Neighborhood” Story Map!

The “Old Shiloh Neighborhood” Story Map project is a co-creation between Shiloh community members and UNC Asheville students and faculty. The Story Map was inspired by Shiloh Neighborhood historian Anita White-Carter, who approached the 828 Digital Archives team and asked us to help her create a digital exhibit to tell the story of the Old Shiloh neighborhood and its move from its original site on what is now the Biltmore Estate, to its current location.  

The result was a collaboration between UNC Asheville History and New Media students. Catherine Amos, (History, 2018), the 828’s Project Manager at the time, oversaw the project. The story’s narrative was originally drafted by Emily Cadmus, (History, 2021), and the Story Map was constructed by Anitra Griffin (New Media, 2022) and Victoria Bradbury, New Media Professor at UNC Asheville.  Ana Rodriguez (New Media, 2024) continued Anitra’s work on the digital technology, while Rebecca Kelley (History, 2024) and Emily Kerr (History, 2024), added to and edited the narrative. 

After gathering community feedback at events in September of 2022 and April of 2023, Ms. Kerr and Ms. Rodriguez finalized the edits and presented the “Old Shiloh Neighborhood” Story Map to the Shiloh Community in April of 2024. The 828 team looks forward to many more collaborations with Shiloh community members! 


UNC Asheville History students have created companion story maps on founding families of the Shiloh Neighborhood. Links to these ArcGIS Story Maps can be found in the Old Shiloh Story Map and are listed below:

“Shiloh’s Foundations: William and Annie Logan’s Descendants” by Emily Kerr

“The Owens Family” by Benson Hughes, Amber James, & Emily Kerr

“The White Family and the Shiloh Community” by Michael Dennis, Ell Woolard, & Cassidy Joyner