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