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