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Historic African American Sites in Virginia

Launched in February (Black History Month) 2019, this online catalog of Commonwealth sites listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places associated with African American history will continue to grow as DHR adds new listings to both registers.

It is worth noting, the catalog below is an update and extension of DHR’s 1995 book publication Virginia Landmarks of Black History edited by esteemed architectural historian Calder Loth. Introducing the volume, scholar Armstead L. Robinson (1947-1995) wrote, “Virginia does indeed encompass this nation’s longest continuous experience of Afro-American life and culture.” An extension of that book, DHR’s online listing of “Historic African American Sites in Virginia” provides an “official catalog of the historic landmarks associated with that epic encounter,” as Robinson stated about the 1995 publication.

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Current Catalog:

  1. Aberdeen Gardens Historic District, 114-0146
  2. African American Heritage Resources of Alexandria MPD, 100-5015
  3. African-American Cemeteries in Petersburg, Virginia, 1818-1942 MPD, 123-5031
  4. Alexander Hill Baptist Church, 014-5054
  5. Alfred Street Baptist Church, 100-0049
  6. Almshouse Farm at Machipongo, 065-0053
  7. The Almshouse, 127-0353
  8. American Cigar Company, 122-0658
  9. Arcola Slave Quarters, 053-0984
  10. Armstrong Elementary School, 118-5320
  11. Ashville Historic District, 030-5323
  12. Attucks Theatre, 122-0074
  13. Augusta County Training School, 007-0755
  14. Averett School and Wharton Memorial Baptist Church and Cemetery, 058-5127
  15. Azurest South, 020-5583
  16. Nathaniel Bacon School, 127-0833
  17. Baker Public School, 127-0877
  18. Benjamin Banneker: SW 9 Intermediate Boundary Stone, 000-0015
  19. Barrett-Chumney House, 004-5017
  20. Barton Heights Cemeteries, 127-5679
  21. Bedford Historic Meeting House, 141-0005
  22. Belgian Building, 127-0173
  23. Belmead, 072-0049
  24. Belmont, 087-0030
  25. Ben Venue, 078-0003
  26. Berry Hill, 041-0004
  27. Bethel AME Church and Dallard-Newman House Historic District, 115-5132
  28. Bethel Baptist Church, 020-0111
  29. Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church and Cemetery, 089-0360
  30. Beulah Baptist Church, 100-5015-0002
  31. Big Spring Baptist Church, 060-0435
  32. Blackwell Historic District, 127-5817
  33. Blandome, 117-0027-0127
  34. Brandon Plantation, 041-0157
  35. Brandon-on-the-Dan, 041-0302
  36. Bremo Recess & Lower Bremo (Bremo Historic District), 032-0002
  37. Bremo Slave Chapel, 032-0030
  38. Buckingham Training School, 208-5001
  39. Buena Vista Colored School, 103-5053
  40. Buffalo Presbyterian Church, 073-0028
  41. Ralph Bunche High School, 048-5007
  42. Jackson P. Burley High School, 104-5276-0064
  43. Burrell Memorial Hospital, 128-5863
  44. Butterwood Methodist Church and Butterwood Cemetery, 026-0111
  45. Pompey Callaway House, 060-0434
  46. Campbell County Training School, 015-5200
  47. Carillon Neighborhood Historic District, 127-6756
  48. Carter's Grove, 047-0001
  49. Carver Residential Historic District, 127-0822
  50. John B. Cary School, 127-0824
  51. Lott Cary Birth Site, 018-0061
  52. Cedar Grove, 058-0006
  53. Cedar Hill Cemetery, 133-5018
  54. Cedar Hill Church and Cemeteries, 081-5466
  55. Central State Hospital Chapel, 026-0123-0005
  56. Chapel Rural Historic District, 021-5025
  57. Chellowe, 014-0007
  58. Christ Church, 122-0004
  59. Church Home for Aged, Infirm, and Disabled Colored People, 012-0126
  60. Cifax Rural Historic District, 009-0254
  61. Clermont, 021-0019
  62. Clifton Forge Residential Historic District, 105-5036
  63. Coan Baptist Church, 066-0086
  64. Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery, 100-0121-1085
  65. Cornland School, 131-0111
  66. Court Street Baptist Church, 118-0156
  67. Courtland Historic District, 201-5001
  68. Courtland School, 201-5005
  69. Daughters of Zion Cemetery, 104-5153
  70. Davis Chapel, 100-5015-0006
  71. Delevan Baptist Church, 104-0376
  72. Dewberry Hill, 041-5064
  73. Diamond Hill Baptist Church, 118-0060-0057
  74. Diamond Hill Historic District, 118-0060
  75. J. Eugene Diggs Residence, 122-5971
  76. Doctors Building, 108-5703
  77. Doe Creek Farm, 035-0018
  78. Douglas School, 138-5002
  79. Douglass High School, 253-0070
  80. Douglass School, 102-5021
  81. Charles Richard Drew House, 000-0016
  82. Dry Bridge School, 120-5034
  83. East Hill Cemetery, 102-5028
  84. East Suffolk School Complex, 133-5046
  85. Eastville Historic District, 214-0040
  86. Eckington School, 023-5041
  87. Edenetta, 028-0010
  88. Emmaus Baptist Church, 063-0011
  89. Fairmount School, 127-0308
  90. Fairview Cemetery, 204-5031
  91. Farmville Historic District, 144-0027
  92. Fayette Street Historic District, 120-5003
  93. James A. Fields House, 121-5004
  94. Fifeville and Tonsler Neighborhoods Historic District, 104-0213
  95. Fifth Street Historic District, 118-5318
  96. First African Baptist Church, 127-0167
  97. First Baptist Church, 128-0037
  98. First Baptist Church, 122-0040
  99. First Baptist Church, 137-5071
  100. First Baptist Church, 117-0027-0063
  101. First Baptist Church, 144-0027-0167
  102. First Baptist Church of Covington, 107-0039
  103. First Battalion Virginia Volunteers Armory, 127-5676
  104. First Calvary Baptist Church, 122-0073
  105. First Union School, 037-5016
  106. Floris Historic District, 029-5179
  107. Folly Castle Historic District, 123-0096
  108. Fort Monroe, 114-0002
  109. Fort Pocahontas, 018-5001
  110. Foster Site, 104-5140
  111. Four Stairs, 029-0106
  112. Fourth Baptist Church, 127-0318
  113. Franklin and Armfield Office, 100-0105
  114. Frying Pan Meetinghouse, 029-0015
  115. Gainsboro Historic District, 128-5762
  116. Gainsboro Library, 128-0256
  117. Governor's Mansion, 127-0057
  118. Harry W. Gray House, 000-0515
  119. Greenfield, 011-0026
  120. Greensville County Training School, 109-5001
  121. Greenway Rural Historic District, 021-0963
  122. Greenwood-Afton Rural Historic District, 002-5075
  123. John Groom Elementary School, 301-5063
  124. Town of Halifax Court House Historic District, 230-5001
  125. Halifax Triangle & Downtown Commercial Historic District, 123-5494
  126. Hampton Institute, 114-0006
  127. Hampton National Guard Armory, 114-5001
  128. Harrison School, 128-0043
  129. Hayden High School, 145-5012
  130. Hayes Hall, 118-0059
  131. Dr. Edwin Bancroft and Mary Ellen Henderson House, 110-0221
  132. Henry Street Historic District, 128-5764
  133. Moses Hepburn Row Houses, 100-5015-0004
  134. Hickory Hill Slave and African American Cemetery, 042-5792
  135. Hill Grove School, 071-5187
  136. Historic and Architectural Resources of Hobson Village MPD, 133-5257
  137. Holbrook-Ross Street Historic District, 108-0180
  138. Holley Graded School, 066-0112
  139. Holly Knoll, 036-0134
  140. Charles B. Holt House, 104-5098
  141. Howard's Neck, 037-0100
  142. Howland Chapel School, 066-0110
  143. Hume Historic District, 030-5158
  144. Hyde Park, 067-0040
  145. Jackson Blacksmith Shop, 037-0163
  146. Jackson Ward Historic District, 127-0237
  147. Jamestown National Historic Site, 047-0009
  148. Jefferson School, 105-0171
  149. Jefferson School and Carver Recreation Center, 104-5087
  150. Jericho School, 016-5014
  151. Armstead T. Johnson High School, 096-0113
  152. Dr. Albert Johnson House, 100-5015-0003
  153. Dr. Walter Johnson House and Tennis Court, 118-0225-0077
  154. Josephine City Historic District, 168-5029
  155. Josephine City School, 168-5027
  156. Kenwood, 036-0121
  157. King William Training School, 050-5010
  158. Lawrenceville Historic District, 251-5001
  159. Lee Memorial Park, 123-0083
  160. Leeds Manor Rural Historic District, 030-5428
  161. Liberty Baptist Church, 016-0069
  162. Little England Chapel, 114-0040
  163. Lomax African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, 000-1148
  164. Long Marsh Run Rural Historic District, 021-0967
  165. Edgar A. Long Building, 154-5008
  166. Longs Chapel, 082-5264
  167. Longwood, 002-0380
  168. Lovettsville Historic District, 255-5001
  169. Lylburn Downing School, 117-5002
  170. Lynchburg Hosiery Mill #1, 118-0126
  171. Madden's Tavern, 023-0029
  172. Manassas Industrial School For Colored Youth (Jennie Dean Memorial Site), 155-0010
  173. Mangohick Church, 050-0041
  174. Maple Springs, 023-0023
  175. Marshall Historic District, 030-5156
  176. Matthew Fontaine Maury School, 111-0009-0014
  177. Meadow Farm, 043-0031
  178. Mechanicsville Historic District, 108-5607
  179. Medical Arts Building, 121-0223
  180. Middlebrook Historic District, 007-0236
  181. Millers Tavern Rural Historic District, 028-5030
  182. Millwood Colored School, 021-0192-0008
  183. Montgomery Hall Park, 132-5023
  184. Monticello, 002-0050
  185. Morgantown Historic District, 030-5322
  186. Robert Russa Moton Boyhood Home, 073-0030
  187. Robert Russa Moton High School, 144-0053
  188. Mount Moriah Baptist Church and Cemetery, 128-0234
  189. Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, 076-6009
  190. Mount Salem Baptist Meeting House, 078-0033
  191. Mount Sinai Baptist Church, 133-5249
  192. Mount Zion Baptist Church, 104-0181
  193. Mt. Olive Methodist Episcopal Church, 053-0994
  194. Nansemond County Training School, 133-5065
  195. J. Thomas Newsome House, 121-0052
  196. Newtown Cemetery, 115-5129
  197. Newtown Historic District, 132-0034
  198. Norfolk Azalea Gardens, 122-1007
  199. Norwood-Wingina Rural Historic District, 062-5135
  200. Number 18 School in Marshall, 030-0135
  201. Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery, 100-5339
  202. Oakwood-Chimborazo Historic District, 127-0821
  203. Occupacia-Rappahannock Rural Historic District, 028-5084
  204. Odd Fellows Hall, 150-0087
  205. Odd Fellows Hall, 100-5015-0005
  206. Old Christiansburg Industrial Institute, 154-5004
  207. Old Providence (Halifax) Presbyterian Church, 041-0113
  208. Old Stone Church, 138-0019
  209. Olive Branch Missionary Baptist Church, 009-0135
  210. Peabody Building of the Peabody-Williams School, 123-5019
  211. Penrose Historic District, 000-8823
  212. People's Memorial Cemetery, 123-5031-0001
  213. Petersburg National Battlefield, 123-0071
  214. Petersburg Trailways Bus Station, 123-5493
  215. Phoenix Bank of Nansemond, 133-0086
  216. Pierce Street Historic District, 118-5238
  217. Pine Grove Elementary School, 024-5082
  218. Pitts Theatre, 204-5053
  219. Pittsylvania County Courthouse, 187-0007
  220. Pocahontas Island Historic District, 123-0114
  221. Poplar Lawn Historic District, 123-0094
  222. Port Republic Road Historic District, 136-5054
  223. Port Royal Historic District Boundary Increase, 284-5017
  224. Portsmouth Community Library, 124-5130
  225. Prestwould, 058-0045
  226. Prince William Forest Park Historic District, 076-0299
  227. Proffit Historic District, 002-5019
  228. Quantico Marine Corps Base Historic District, 287-0010
  229. Queen Street Baptist Church, 122-0165
  230. Quest End, 036-5047
  231. Racial Desegregation in Public Education in the United States MPD, 063-5036
  232. Virginia Randolph Cottage, 043-0043
  233. Rectortown Historic District, 030-5155
  234. Ridge Street Historic District, 104-0025
  235. River View Farm, 002-1229
  236. Roanoke City Health Center, 128-0049-1666
  237. Rock Run School, 044-5171
  238. Rockland Rural Historic District, 093-5058
  239. Rosemont, 072-0169
  240. Rosenwald Schools in Virginia MPD, 012-5041
  241. Salem School, 019-5121
  242. Saluda Historic District, 059-5124
  243. Schoolfield Historic District, 108-5065
  244. Scrabble School, 078-5107
  245. Seashore State Park Historic District, 134-0099
  246. George Lewis Seaton House, 100-5015-0007
  247. Second Union School, 037-5051
  248. Shady Grove School, 054-0099
  249. Shannon Cemetery, 035-5028
  250. Shiloh Baptist Church, 259-0162-0007
  251. Shiloh Baptist Church (Old Site), 111-0096
  252. Lucy F. Simms School, 115-5035
  253. Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church, 127-0472
  254. Skyline Drive Historic District, 069-0234
  255. Smith’s Pharmacy, 121-5066
  256. South Boston Historic District, 130-0006
  257. South Franklin Street Historic District, 154-0010
  258. Southside High School, 071-5820
  259. Southwest Historic District Boundary Increase, 128-6472
  260. Southwest Mountains Rural Historic District, 002-1832
  261. Speed the Plough, 005-0040
  262. Anne Spencer House, 118-0061
  263. St. John School, 002-1056
  264. St. John's African Methodist Episcopal Church, 122-0211
  265. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 139-0008
  266. St. John’s United Holy Church of America, 127-7209
  267. St. Luke Building, 127-0352
  268. St. Mary's Church, 122-0024
  269. Saint Paul's College, 251-0003
  270. St. Paul's School, 012-5010
  271. St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 121-0032
  272. Stafford Training School, 089-0247
  273. Stanton Family Cemetery, 014-0052
  274. Stonega Historic District, 097-0042
  275. Stratford Junior High School, 000-9412
  276. Stuart Addition Historic District, 132-0036
  277. Town of Surry Historic District, 308-5001
  278. Switchback School, 008-5042
  279. Patrick Robert Sydnor Log Cabin, 058-5076
  280. T.C. Walker School, 008-5076
  281. Tangier Island Historic District, 309-0001
  282. Third Street Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 127-0274
  283. Fannie Thompson House, 007-0663
  284. Benjamin Tonsler House, 104-0233
  285. William H. Trusty House, 114-0108
  286. Truxtun Historic District, 124-0047
  287. Twelfth Street Industrial Historic District, 118-5498
  288. Twin Lakes State Park, 073-0070
  289. Robert Tynes House, 046-0002
  290. Union Church and Cemetery, 089-0067-0037
  291. United States Post Office and Court House, 115-0108
  292. Uptown/Parker-Gray Historic District, 100-0133
  293. Valley Railroad Bridge, 129-5023
  294. Vawter Hall and Old President's House, 020-5247
  295. Virginia Industrial Home School for Colored Girls, 042-0126
  296. Virginia Union University, 127-0354
  297. Virginia University of Lynchburg, 118-5297
  298. Walker-Grant School, 111-5006
  299. Maggie Walker House, 127-0275
  300. Maggie L. Walker High School, 127-0414
  301. T.C. Walker House, 036-5053
  302. Walters-Moshier House, 130-0006-0226
  303. Warm Springs and West Warm Springs Historic District, 008-5025
  304. Booker T. Washington National Monument, 033-0015
  305. Washington School, 078-5187
  306. Booker T. Washington High School, 132-5011
  307. George W. Watkins School, 063-5011
  308. John Wesley Methodist Episcopal Church and Cemetery, 008-5030
  309. West Main Street Historic District, 104-0083
  310. West Point Cemetery, 122-5181
  311. West Point Historic District, 325-0002
  312. John T. West School, 122-1004
  313. Whitaker’s Mill Archaeological Complex, 099-5275
  314. White Plains, 048-0024
  315. Whittaker Memorial Hospital, 121-5072
  316. Williamsburg Historic District, 137-0050
  317. Willisville Historic District, 053-5116
  318. Woodlawn Cultural Landscape Historic District, 029-5181
  319. Woodville School, 036-5045
  320. Worsham High School, 073-5064
  321. Yellow Sulphur Springs, 060-0013
  322. Zion Poplars Baptist Church, 036-5001