Alexander Hill Baptist Church

Alexander Hill Baptist Church was built around 1870 during Reconstruction and served a rural African American community in Buckingham County into the 21st century. The presence of a preacher’s mound […]

West Main Street Historic District

Charlottesville’s West Main Street Historic District straddles a primary historic route between the city’s downtown and the University of Virginia. With a collection of historically-contributing buildings constructed between 1820 and […]

The Wilderness

Established alongside a main road connecting the springs resorts of Bath County with the Shenandoah Valley, The Wilderness is a large estate in the county’s northeastern mountains. Farmer and politician […]

Shiloh Baptist Church

Constructed in 1913, Shiloh Baptist Church in Middleburg is historically important for its associations with the African American community in this Loudoun County town who built the church and supported […]

John Groom Elementary School

The John Groom Elementary School in South Hill served as the area’s only public elementary school for African American students from 1950 until 1969, when the county desegregated its schools. […]

Fannie Thompson House

In the Shenandoah Valley, the Fannie Thompson House in Augusta County is the sole unmodified dwelling remaining in what was once a thriving segregated African American neighborhood known as Jack’s […]

Twelfth Street Industrial Historic District

With the completion of the Lynchburg and Salem Turnpike in 1836, the 12th Street corridor became a gateway from western regions to the city’s commercial heart. In the mid-1800s, 12th […]

Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery

Founded around 1897 in the City of Alexandria as an unconstructed burial ground, Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery is important to the history of the “The Fort” community, a village formed […]

Delevan Baptist Church

First Baptist Church, now known as Delevan Baptist Church, is directly related to the African American community that was growing in the eastern portion of the what is now the […]

Benjamin Tonsler House

This ca. 1879 dwelling in the Fifeville and Tonsler Neighborhoods Historic District combines the Italianate, Second Empire, and Gothic Revival architectural styles, all of which were popular during the mid- […]