Bara-Hack is said[by whom?] to have been founded in 1780 or 1790 by two Welsh settlers, Obadiah Higginbotham and John Randall, and their families. The settlement's name, bara-hack, is a Welsh term meaning "breaking of bread". The community was abandoned by 1890, possibly some time after the Civil War.
- Moran, Mark; Sceurman, Mark (2009). Weird U.S.: Your Travel Guide to America's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets. Sterling Publishing Company, Inc. p. 281. ISBN 978-1-4027-6688-6.