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