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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 Resources in Fauquier County, Virginia, 1865–1973, 030-5932
  4. African-American Cemeteries in Petersburg, Virginia, 1818-1942 MPD, 123-5031
  5. Alexander Hill Baptist Church, 014-5054
  6. Alfred Street Baptist Church, 100-0049
  7. Almshouse Farm at Machipongo, 065-0053
  8. The Almshouse, 127-0353
  9. American Cigar Company, 122-0658
  10. Arcola Slave Quarters, 053-0984
  11. Armstrong Elementary School, 118-5320
  12. Ashville Historic District, 030-5323
  13. Attucks Theatre, 122-0074
  14. Augusta County Training School, 007-0755
  15. Averett School and Wharton Memorial Baptist Church and Cemetery, 058-5127
  16. Azurest South, 020-5583
  17. Nathaniel Bacon School, 127-0833
  18. Baker Public School, 127-0877
  19. Benjamin Banneker: SW 9 Intermediate Boundary Stone, 000-0015
  20. Barrett-Chumney House, 004-5017
  21. Barton Heights Cemeteries, 127-5679
  22. Bedford Historic Meeting House, 141-0005
  23. Bedford Training School, 141-5019
  24. Belgian Building, 127-0173
  25. Belmead, 072-0049
  26. Belmont, 087-0030
  27. Ben Venue, 078-0003
  28. Berkleytown Historic District, 166-5073
  29. Berry Hill, 041-0004
  30. Bethel AME Church and Dallard-Newman House Historic District, 115-5132
  31. Bethel Baptist Church, 020-0111
  32. Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church and Cemetery, 089-0360
  33. Beulah Baptist Church, 100-5015-0002
  34. Big Spring Baptist Church, 060-0435
  35. Blackwell Historic District, 127-5817
  36. Blandome, 117-0027-0127
  37. Blue Ridge Tunnel, 062-5105
  38. Brandon Plantation, 041-0157
  39. Brandon-on-the-Dan, 041-0302
  40. Bremo Recess & Lower Bremo (Bremo Historic District), 032-0002
  41. Bremo Slave Chapel, 032-0030
  42. Brown Grove Rural Historic District, 042-5802
  43. Buckingham Training School, 208-5001
  44. Buena Vista Colored School, 103-5053
  45. Buffalo Presbyterian Church, 073-0028
  46. Ralph Bunche High School, 048-5007
  47. Jackson P. Burley High School, 104-5276-0064
  48. Burrell Memorial Hospital, 128-5863
  49. Butterwood Methodist Church and Butterwood Cemetery, 026-0111
  50. Byrne Street USO Club, 123-5054
  51. Calfee Training School, 125-0034
  52. Pompey Callaway House, 060-0434
  53. Campbell County Training School, 015-5200
  54. Carillon Neighborhood Historic District, 127-6756
  55. Carter's Grove, 047-0001
  56. Carver Residential Historic District, 127-0822
  57. John B. Cary School, 127-0824
  58. Lott Cary Birth Site, 018-0061
  59. Cedar Grove, 058-0006
  60. Cedar Hill Cemetery, 133-5018
  61. Cedar Hill Church and Cemeteries, 081-5466
  62. Central State Hospital Chapel, 026-0123-0005
  63. Chapel Rural Historic District, 021-5025
  64. Chatsworth School, 043-0544
  65. Chellowe, 014-0007
  66. Christ Church, 122-0004
  67. Church Home for Aged, Infirm, and Disabled Colored People, 012-0126
  68. Cifax Rural Historic District, 009-0254
  69. Clermont, 021-0019
  70. Clifton Forge Residential Historic District, 105-5036
  71. Coan Baptist Church, 066-0086
  72. Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery, 100-0121-1085
  73. Cornland School, 131-0111
  74. Court Street Baptist Church, 118-0156
  75. Courtland Historic District, 201-5001
  76. Courtland School, 201-5005
  77. Daughters of Zion Cemetery, 104-5153
  78. Davis Chapel, 100-5015-0006
  79. Delevan Baptist Church, 104-0376
  80. Dewberry Hill, 041-5064
  81. Diamond Hill Baptist Church, 118-0060-0057
  82. Diamond Hill Historic District, 118-0060
  83. J. Eugene Diggs Residence, 122-5971
  84. Doctors Building, 108-5703
  85. Doe Creek Farm, 035-0018
  86. Douglas School, 138-5002
  87. Douglass High School, 253-0070
  88. Douglass School, 102-5021
  89. Dover Slave Quarter Complex, 037-5012
  90. Lylburn Downing School, 117-5002
  91. Charles Richard Drew House, 000-0016
  92. Dry Bridge School, 120-5034
  93. East Hill Cemetery, 102-5028
  94. East Suffolk School Complex, 133-5046
  95. Eastville Historic District, 214-0040
  96. Eckington School, 023-5041
  97. Edenetta, 028-0010
  98. Emmaus Baptist Church, 063-0011
  99. Fairmount School, 127-0308
  100. Fairview Cemetery, 204-5031
  101. Farmville Historic District, 144-0027
  102. Fayette Street Historic District, 120-5003
  103. James A. Fields House, 121-5004
  104. Fifeville and Tonsler Neighborhoods Historic District, 104-0213
  105. Fifth Street Historic District, 118-5318
  106. First African Baptist Church, 127-0167
  107. First Baptist Church, 128-0037
  108. First Baptist Church, 122-0040
  109. First Baptist Church, 137-5071
  110. First Baptist Church, 117-0027-0063
  111. First Baptist Church, 144-0027-0167
  112. First Baptist Church of Covington, 107-0039
  113. First Battalion Virginia Volunteers Armory, 127-5676
  114. First Calvary Baptist Church, 122-0073
  115. First Union School, 037-5016
  116. Floris Historic District, 029-5179
  117. Folly Castle Historic District, 123-0096
  118. Fort Monroe, 114-0002
  119. Fort Pocahontas, 018-5001
  120. Foster Site, 104-5140
  121. Four Stairs, 029-0106
  122. Fourth Baptist Church, 127-0318
  123. Franklin and Armfield Office, 100-0105
  124. Frying Pan Meetinghouse, 029-0015
  125. Gainsboro Historic District, 128-5762
  126. Gainsboro Library, 128-0256
  127. Susie G. Gibson High School, 141-5017
  128. Governor's Mansion (Executive Mansion), 127-0057
  129. Harry W. Gray House, 000-0515
  130. Green Pastures Recreation Area, 003-5109
  131. Greenfield, 011-0026
  132. Greenfield Kitchen and Quarters, 011-5700
  133. Greensville County Training School, 109-5001
  134. Greenway Rural Historic District, 021-0963
  135. Greenwood-Afton Rural Historic District, 002-5075
  136. John Groom Elementary School, 301-5063
  137. Town of Halifax Court House Historic District, 230-5001
  138. Halifax Triangle & Downtown Commercial Historic District, 123-5494
  139. Hampton Institute, 114-0006
  140. Hampton National Guard Armory, 114-5001
  141. Harrison School, 128-0043
  142. Hayden High School, 145-5012
  143. Hayes Hall, 118-0059
  144. Dr. Edwin Bancroft and Mary Ellen Henderson House, 110-0221
  145. Henry Street Historic District, 128-5764
  146. Moses Hepburn Row Houses, 100-5015-0004
  147. Hickory Hill Slave and African American Cemetery, 042-5792
  148. Hill Grove School, 071-5187
  149. Historic and Architectural Resources of Hobson Village MPD, 133-5257
  150. Holbrook-Ross Street Historic District, 108-0180
  151. Holley Graded School, 066-0112
  152. Holly Knoll, 036-0134
  153. Charles B. Holt House, 104-5098
  154. Howard's Neck, 037-0100
  155. Howland Chapel School, 066-0110
  156. Hume Historic District, 030-5158
  157. Hyde Park, 067-0040
  158. Jackson Blacksmith Shop, 037-0163
  159. Jackson Ward Historic District, 127-0237
  160. St. James Baptist Church and Cemetery, 030-5898
  161. Jamestown National Historic Site, 047-0009
  162. Jarratt House, 123-0114-0002
  163. Jefferson School, 105-0171
  164. Jefferson School, 104-5087
  165. Jericho School, 016-5014
  166. Armstead T. Johnson High School, 096-0113
  167. Dr. Albert Johnson House, 100-5015-0003
  168. Dr. Walter Johnson House and Tennis Court, 118-0225-0077
  169. Josephine City Historic District, 168-5029
  170. Josephine City School, 168-5027
  171. Kentland Farm Historic and Archaeological District, 060-0202
  172. Kenwood, 036-0121
  173. King William Training School, 050-5010
  174. L&J Neighborhood Historic District, 134-5608
  175. Lawrenceville Historic District, 251-5001
  176. Lee Memorial Park, 123-0083
  177. Leeds Manor Rural Historic District, 030-5428
  178. Liberty Baptist Church, 016-0069
  179. Little England Chapel, 114-0040
  180. Lomax African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, 000-1148
  181. Long Marsh Run Rural Historic District, 021-0967
  182. Edgar A. Long Building, 154-5008
  183. Longs Chapel, 082-5264
  184. Longwood, 002-0380
  185. Lovettsville Historic District, 255-5001
  186. Lynchburg Hosiery Mill #1, 118-0126
  187. Madden's Tavern, 023-0029
  188. Manassas Industrial School for Colored Youth, 155-0010
  189. Mangohick Church, 050-0041
  190. Maple Springs, 023-0023
  191. Marshall Historic District, 030-5156
  192. Matthew Fontaine Maury School, 111-0009-0014
  193. Mauck's Meeting House, 069-0006
  194. Meadow Farm, 043-0031
  195. The Meadow Historic District (Meadow Farm), 016-0016
  196. Mechanicsville Historic District, 108-5607
  197. Medical Arts Building, 121-0223
  198. Middlebrook Historic District, 007-0236
  199. Millers Tavern Rural Historic District, 028-5030
  200. Millwood Colored School, 021-0192-0008
  201. Montgomery Hall Park, 132-5023
  202. Monticello, 002-0050
  203. Morgantown Historic District, 030-5322
  204. Morson's Row, 127-0079
  205. Robert Russa Moton Boyhood Home, 073-0030
  206. Robert Russa Moton High School, 144-0053
  207. Mount Moriah Baptist Church and Cemetery, 128-0234
  208. Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, 076-6009
  209. Mount Salem Baptist Meeting House, 078-0033
  210. Mount Sinai Baptist Church, 133-5249
  211. Mount Vernon Enterprise Lodge #3488/Pride of Fairfax County Lodge #298, 029-6069
  212. Mount Zion Baptist Church, 104-0181
  213. Mt. Olive Methodist Episcopal Church, 053-0994
  214. Nansemond County Training School, 133-5065
  215. J. Thomas Newsome House, 121-0052
  216. Newtown Cemetery, 115-5129
  217. Newtown Historic District, 132-0034
  218. Norfolk Azalea Gardens, 122-1007
  219. Norwood-Wingina Rural Historic District, 062-5135
  220. Number 18 School in Marshall, 030-0135
  221. Oak Grove Baptist Church Historic District, 099-5091
  222. Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery, 100-5339
  223. Oakwood-Chimborazo Historic District, 127-0821
  224. Occupacia-Rappahannock Rural Historic District, 028-5084
  225. Odd Fellows Hall, 150-0087
  226. Odd Fellows Hall, 100-5015-0005
  227. Old Christiansburg Industrial Institute, 154-5004
  228. Old Providence (Halifax) Presbyterian Church, 041-0113
  229. Old Stone Church, 138-0019
  230. Olive Branch Missionary Baptist Church, 009-0135
  231. Peabody Building of the Peabody-Williams School, 123-5019
  232. Penrose Historic District, 000-8823
  233. People's Memorial Cemetery, 123-5031-0001
  234. Petersburg National Battlefield, 123-0071
  235. Petersburg Trailways Bus Station, 123-5493
  236. Phoenix Bank of Nansemond, 133-0086
  237. Pierce Street Historic District, 118-5238
  238. Pine Grove Elementary School, 024-5082
  239. Pitts Theatre, 204-5053
  240. Pittsylvania County Courthouse, 187-0007
  241. Pocahontas Island Historic District, 123-0114
  242. Poplar Lawn Historic District, 123-0094
  243. Port Republic Road Historic District, 136-5054
  244. Port Royal Historic District Boundary Increase, 284-5017
  245. Portsmouth Community Library, 124-5130
  246. Prestwould, 058-0045
  247. Prince William Forest Park Historic District, 076-0299
  248. Proffit Historic District, 002-5019
  249. Quantico Marine Corps Base Historic District, 287-0010
  250. Queen Street Baptist Church, 122-0165
  251. Quest End, 036-5047
  252. Racial Desegregation in Public Education in the United States MPD, 063-5036
  253. Virginia Randolph Cottage, 043-0043
  254. Rectortown Historic District, 030-5155
  255. Ridge Street Historic District, 104-0025
  256. River View Farm, 002-1229
  257. Roanoke City Health Center, 128-0049-1666
  258. Rock Run School, 044-5171
  259. Rockland Rural Historic District, 093-5058
  260. Rosemont, 072-0169
  261. Rosenwald Schools in Virginia MPD, 012-5041
  262. Ryan Hall Elementary School, 062-5230
  263. Salem School, 019-5121
  264. Saluda Historic District, 059-5124
  265. Schoolfield Historic District, 108-5065
  266. Scott Zion Baptist Church, 005-5439
  267. Scrabble School, 078-5107
  268. Seashore State Park Historic District, 134-0099
  269. George Lewis Seaton House, 100-5015-0007
  270. Second Union School, 037-5051
  271. Shady Grove School, 054-0099
  272. Shannon Cemetery, 035-5028
  273. Shiloh Baptist Church, 259-0162-0007
  274. Shiloh Baptist Church (Old Site), 111-0096
  275. Shockoe Hill Burying Ground Historic District, 127-7231
  276. Silver Hill Baptist Church and School, 030-5180
  277. Lucy F. Simms School, 115-5035
  278. Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church, 127-0472
  279. Skyline Drive Historic District, 069-0234
  280. Smith’s Pharmacy, 121-5066
  281. South Boston Historic District, 130-0006
  282. South Franklin Street Historic District, 154-0010
  283. Southside High School, 071-5820
  284. Southwest Historic District Boundary Increase, 128-6472
  285. Southwest Mountains Rural Historic District, 002-1832
  286. Speed the Plough, 005-0040
  287. Anne Spencer House, 118-0061
  288. St. John School, 002-1056
  289. St. John's African Methodist Episcopal Church, 122-0211
  290. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 139-0008
  291. St. John’s United Holy Church of America, 127-7209
  292. St. Luke Building, 127-0352
  293. St. Mary's Church, 122-0024
  294. Saint Paul's College, 251-0003
  295. St. Paul's School, 012-5010
  296. St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 121-0032
  297. Stafford Training School, 089-0247
  298. Stanton Family Cemetery, 014-0052
  299. Stonega Historic District, 097-0042
  300. Stratford Junior High School, 000-9412
  301. Stuart Addition Historic District, 132-0036
  302. Town of Surry Historic District, 308-5001
  303. Switchback School, 008-5042
  304. Patrick Robert Sydnor Log Cabin, 058-5076
  305. T.C. Walker School, 008-5076
  306. Tangier Island Historic District, 309-0001
  307. Third Street Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 127-0274
  308. Fannie Thompson House, 007-0663
  309. Timberneck, 036-0074
  310. Benjamin Tonsler House, 104-0233
  311. William H. Trusty House, 114-0108
  312. Truxtun Historic District, 124-0047
  313. Twelfth Street Industrial Historic District, 118-5498
  314. Twin Lakes State Park, 073-0070
  315. Robert Tynes House, 046-0002
  316. Union Church and Cemetery, 089-0067-0037
  317. United States Post Office and Court House, 115-0108
  318. Upperville Historic District, 030-5438
  319. Uptown/Parker-Gray Historic District, 100-0133
  320. Valley Railroad Bridge, 129-5023
  321. Vawter Hall and Old President's House, 020-5247
  322. Virginia Industrial Home School for Colored Girls, 042-0126
  323. Virginia Union University, 127-0354
  324. Virginia University of Lynchburg, 118-5297
  325. Walker-Grant School, 111-5006
  326. Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site (Maggie Walker House), 127-0275
  327. Maggie L. Walker High School, 127-0414
  328. T.C. Walker House, 036-5053
  329. Walnut Valley, 090-0023
  330. Walters-Moshier House, 130-0006-0226
  331. Warm Springs and West Warm Springs Historic District, 008-5025
  332. Booker T. Washington National Monument, 033-0015
  333. Washington School, 078-5187
  334. Booker T. Washington High School, 132-5011
  335. George W. Watkins School, 063-5011
  336. John Wesley Methodist Episcopal Church and Cemetery, 008-5030
  337. West Main Street Historic District, 104-0083
  338. West Point Cemetery, 122-5181
  339. West Point Historic District, 325-0002
  340. John T. West School, 122-1004
  341. Whitaker’s Mill Archaeological Complex, 099-5275
  342. White Plains, 048-0024
  343. Whittaker Memorial Hospital, 121-5072
  344. Williamsburg Historic District, 137-0050
  345. Willisville Historic District, 053-5116
  346. Woodlawn Cultural Landscape Historic District, 029-5181
  347. Woodville School, 036-5045
  348. Worsham High School, 073-5064
  349. Yellow Sulphur Springs, 060-0013
  350. Zion Poplars Baptist Church, 036-5001