"History of Blackman Community" by Robert William Baskin Sr., 1986
This information contains excerpts from the book. 
Many thanks to Mr. Thomas Blackman

                          Since the very beginning of the settlement of this
                                county, Blackman Community has played a major role in its
                                social, economic an historical development, The land is
                                unsurpassed in its fertility, it is level and free of rock and
                                hills, the people have been most enterprising and this
                                community was the bread basket during the Civil War,
                                There is a store at the crossroads and it once had a post
                                office and blacksmith shop. There were doctors to look
                                after the sick and a school and two churches. Basically,
                                Blackman has always been noted for its broad, rich fields
                                and is too close to Murfreesboro to develop into a business
                                community. 
                                 Blackman was named for one of its earliest settlers, Esq.
                                Alfred Blackman who came to Rutherford County from
                                Sampson County, North Carolina in 1808 with his father,
                                James Blackman and others of the family, The Blackmans,
                                Kings and Snells came to the county near the same time and
                                they were related. 
                                 Esquire Alfred Blackman was born at Clinton, Sampson
                                County, North Carolina in 1790 and was 18 years of age
                                upon arrival. As the years passed, he acquired much land.
                                He put up a blacksmith Shop on the southeast corner of the
                                crossroads before the Civil War and prior to that conflict,
                                the area was called Blackman's Shop. In 1898, the
                                Blackmans (five in number) petitioned for and established a
                                post office, and since that time the name has been called
                                Blackman. 
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The Blackman Community-1806 to 1986