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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

008-5037 Ashwood School

Ashwood School
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VLR Listing Date 03/17/2016

NRHP Listing Date 07/28/2016

NPS property number 16000484

The Ashwood School, constructed in 1909, is located in the community of Ashwood, just north of Healing Springs and south of Hot Springs. The school is locally significant as an early example of a school built in a rural area during a period of progressive educational reform and consolidation as well as Jim Crow segregation. In 1965, the school was racially integrated, which represented a massive shift in local public education practices in Bath County. The Ashwood School’s desegregation was associated with the larger movement to desegregate public education at all levels. In 1935, landscaping improvements by the Civilian Conservation Corps resulted in construction of one contributing structure to the school grounds, a stone wall with pillars.


Abbreviations:
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated October 18, 2018