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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. St. James Baptist Church and Cemetery, 030-5898
  151. Jamestown National Historic Site, 047-0009
  152. Jefferson School, 105-0171
  153. Jefferson School, 104-5087
  154. Jericho School, 016-5014
  155. Armstead T. Johnson High School, 096-0113
  156. Dr. Albert Johnson House, 100-5015-0003
  157. Dr. Walter Johnson House and Tennis Court, 118-0225-0077
  158. Josephine City Historic District, 168-5029
  159. Josephine City School, 168-5027
  160. Kenwood, 036-0121
  161. King William Training School, 050-5010
  162. Lawrenceville Historic District, 251-5001
  163. Lee Memorial Park, 123-0083
  164. Leeds Manor Rural Historic District, 030-5428
  165. Liberty Baptist Church, 016-0069
  166. Little England Chapel, 114-0040
  167. Lomax African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, 000-1148
  168. Long Marsh Run Rural Historic District, 021-0967
  169. Edgar A. Long Building, 154-5008
  170. Longs Chapel, 082-5264
  171. Longwood, 002-0380
  172. Lovettsville Historic District, 255-5001
  173. Lylburn Downing School, 117-5002
  174. Lynchburg Hosiery Mill #1, 118-0126
  175. Madden's Tavern, 023-0029
  176. Manassas Industrial School For Colored Youth (Jennie Dean Memorial Site), 155-0010
  177. Mangohick Church, 050-0041
  178. Maple Springs, 023-0023
  179. Marshall Historic District, 030-5156
  180. Matthew Fontaine Maury School, 111-0009-0014
  181. Mauck's Meeting House, 069-0006
  182. Meadow Farm, 043-0031
  183. The Meadow Historic District (Meadow Farm), 016-0016
  184. Mechanicsville Historic District, 108-5607
  185. Medical Arts Building, 121-0223
  186. Middlebrook Historic District, 007-0236
  187. Millers Tavern Rural Historic District, 028-5030
  188. Millwood Colored School, 021-0192-0008
  189. Montgomery Hall Park, 132-5023
  190. Monticello, 002-0050
  191. Morgantown Historic District, 030-5322
  192. Robert Russa Moton Boyhood Home, 073-0030
  193. Robert Russa Moton High School, 144-0053
  194. Mount Moriah Baptist Church and Cemetery, 128-0234
  195. Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, 076-6009
  196. Mount Salem Baptist Meeting House, 078-0033
  197. Mount Sinai Baptist Church, 133-5249
  198. Mount Zion Baptist Church, 104-0181
  199. Mt. Olive Methodist Episcopal Church, 053-0994
  200. Nansemond County Training School, 133-5065
  201. J. Thomas Newsome House, 121-0052
  202. Newtown Cemetery, 115-5129
  203. Newtown Historic District, 132-0034
  204. Norfolk Azalea Gardens, 122-1007
  205. Norwood-Wingina Rural Historic District, 062-5135
  206. Number 18 School in Marshall, 030-0135
  207. Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery, 100-5339
  208. Oakwood-Chimborazo Historic District, 127-0821
  209. Occupacia-Rappahannock Rural Historic District, 028-5084
  210. Odd Fellows Hall, 150-0087
  211. Odd Fellows Hall, 100-5015-0005
  212. Old Christiansburg Industrial Institute, 154-5004
  213. Old Providence (Halifax) Presbyterian Church, 041-0113
  214. Old Stone Church, 138-0019
  215. Olive Branch Missionary Baptist Church, 009-0135
  216. Peabody Building of the Peabody-Williams School, 123-5019
  217. Penrose Historic District, 000-8823
  218. People's Memorial Cemetery, 123-5031-0001
  219. Petersburg National Battlefield, 123-0071
  220. Petersburg Trailways Bus Station, 123-5493
  221. Phoenix Bank of Nansemond, 133-0086
  222. Pierce Street Historic District, 118-5238
  223. Pine Grove Elementary School, 024-5082
  224. Pitts Theatre, 204-5053
  225. Pittsylvania County Courthouse, 187-0007
  226. Pocahontas Island Historic District, 123-0114
  227. Poplar Lawn Historic District, 123-0094
  228. Port Republic Road Historic District, 136-5054
  229. Port Royal Historic District Boundary Increase, 284-5017
  230. Portsmouth Community Library, 124-5130
  231. Prestwould, 058-0045
  232. Prince William Forest Park Historic District, 076-0299
  233. Proffit Historic District, 002-5019
  234. Quantico Marine Corps Base Historic District, 287-0010
  235. Queen Street Baptist Church, 122-0165
  236. Quest End, 036-5047
  237. Racial Desegregation in Public Education in the United States MPD, 063-5036
  238. Virginia Randolph Cottage, 043-0043
  239. Rectortown Historic District, 030-5155
  240. Ridge Street Historic District, 104-0025
  241. River View Farm, 002-1229
  242. Roanoke City Health Center, 128-0049-1666
  243. Rock Run School, 044-5171
  244. Rockland Rural Historic District, 093-5058
  245. Rosemont, 072-0169
  246. Rosenwald Schools in Virginia MPD, 012-5041
  247. Salem School, 019-5121
  248. Saluda Historic District, 059-5124
  249. Schoolfield Historic District, 108-5065
  250. Scrabble School, 078-5107
  251. Seashore State Park Historic District, 134-0099
  252. George Lewis Seaton House, 100-5015-0007
  253. Second Union School, 037-5051
  254. Shady Grove School, 054-0099
  255. Shannon Cemetery, 035-5028
  256. Shiloh Baptist Church, 259-0162-0007
  257. Shiloh Baptist Church (Old Site), 111-0096
  258. Lucy F. Simms School, 115-5035
  259. Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church, 127-0472
  260. Skyline Drive Historic District, 069-0234
  261. Smith’s Pharmacy, 121-5066
  262. South Boston Historic District, 130-0006
  263. South Franklin Street Historic District, 154-0010
  264. Southside High School, 071-5820
  265. Southwest Historic District Boundary Increase, 128-6472
  266. Southwest Mountains Rural Historic District, 002-1832
  267. Speed the Plough, 005-0040
  268. Anne Spencer House, 118-0061
  269. St. John School, 002-1056
  270. St. John's African Methodist Episcopal Church, 122-0211
  271. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 139-0008
  272. St. John’s United Holy Church of America, 127-7209
  273. St. Luke Building, 127-0352
  274. St. Mary's Church, 122-0024
  275. Saint Paul's College, 251-0003
  276. St. Paul's School, 012-5010
  277. St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 121-0032
  278. Stafford Training School, 089-0247
  279. Stanton Family Cemetery, 014-0052
  280. Stonega Historic District, 097-0042
  281. Stratford Junior High School, 000-9412
  282. Stuart Addition Historic District, 132-0036
  283. Town of Surry Historic District, 308-5001
  284. Switchback School, 008-5042
  285. Patrick Robert Sydnor Log Cabin, 058-5076
  286. T.C. Walker School, 008-5076
  287. Tangier Island Historic District, 309-0001
  288. Third Street Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 127-0274
  289. Fannie Thompson House, 007-0663
  290. Benjamin Tonsler House, 104-0233
  291. William H. Trusty House, 114-0108
  292. Truxtun Historic District, 124-0047
  293. Twelfth Street Industrial Historic District, 118-5498
  294. Twin Lakes State Park, 073-0070
  295. Robert Tynes House, 046-0002
  296. Union Church and Cemetery, 089-0067-0037
  297. United States Post Office and Court House, 115-0108
  298. Upperville Historic District, 030-5438
  299. Uptown/Parker-Gray Historic District, 100-0133
  300. Valley Railroad Bridge, 129-5023
  301. Vawter Hall and Old President's House, 020-5247
  302. Virginia Industrial Home School for Colored Girls, 042-0126
  303. Virginia Union University, 127-0354
  304. Virginia University of Lynchburg, 118-5297
  305. Walker-Grant School, 111-5006
  306. Maggie Walker House, 127-0275
  307. Maggie L. Walker High School, 127-0414
  308. T.C. Walker House, 036-5053
  309. Walnut Valley, 090-0023
  310. Walters-Moshier House, 130-0006-0226
  311. Warm Springs and West Warm Springs Historic District, 008-5025
  312. Booker T. Washington National Monument, 033-0015
  313. Washington School, 078-5187
  314. Booker T. Washington High School, 132-5011
  315. George W. Watkins School, 063-5011
  316. John Wesley Methodist Episcopal Church and Cemetery, 008-5030
  317. West Main Street Historic District, 104-0083
  318. West Point Cemetery, 122-5181
  319. West Point Historic District, 325-0002
  320. John T. West School, 122-1004
  321. Whitaker’s Mill Archaeological Complex, 099-5275
  322. White Plains, 048-0024
  323. Whittaker Memorial Hospital, 121-5072
  324. Williamsburg Historic District, 137-0050
  325. Willisville Historic District, 053-5116
  326. Woodlawn Cultural Landscape Historic District, 029-5181
  327. Woodville School, 036-5045
  328. Worsham High School, 073-5064
  329. Yellow Sulphur Springs, 060-0013
  330. Zion Poplars Baptist Church, 036-5001