015-5200

Campbell County Training School

VLR Listing Date

06/21/2018

NRHP Listing Date

01/14/2019

NRHP Reference Number

MP100003311

The Campbell County Training School, also known historically as the Rustburg School, is located in the courthouse town of Rustburg. The school began in 1922 with construction of an H-shaped building with two parallel wings each housing two classrooms, a so-called four-teacher school. In the early 1930s, the Rustburg School expanded to become a training school by adding three buildings and three additional teachers. The first buildings constructed for the complex cost $7,500, of which the local African-American community contributed $800, the county school board, $5,600, and the Rosenwald Fund, $1,100. The fund, established by Julius Rosenwald, president of Sears, Roebuck & Co., and Booker T. Washington, founder of the Tuskegee Institute, constituted an important avenue for the advancement of African American education during much of the first half of the twentieth century. Standing today on their original sites, the Campbell County Training School buildings retain most of their historic building materials. The four one-story frame buildings are likely the only surviving four-building Rosenwald training complex in Virginia. The training school served students through 1968, when Campbell County began integrating its public schools.

Last Updated: January 30, 2024

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

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