Black Mountain Foothills Chapter, NSDAR, is a Centennial chapter organized on 31 October, 1991 by Mrs. Robert H. Wilcox and nineteen organizing members. The chapter's name was chosen to point up the dominant geographic feature of the area, Black Mountain.
The mountain is an unusual feature in the landscape for, if one draws a line down the middle of its ridge, the two halves are totally unlike. One side is granite and the other is slate.
Since the membership is drawn from the communities which surround the mountain, the addition of Foothills to its name seems reasonable.