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044-5171 Rock Run School

Rock Run School
Photo credit: Mike Pulice/DHR, 2006

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VLR Listing Date 09/14/2005

NRHP Listing Date 11/16/2005

NRHP Reference Number 05001268

Rock Run School, a one-story frame building, once served a rural African American community in Henry County from the early 1880s through the mid-20th century. The building is a rare example from the post-Reconstruction era of both a rural school as well as an early African American public school. Although its condition has suffered somewhat, the school has not been altered over the years in any substantial way. As such, its historic integrity is remarkable, and the Rock Run School’s potential for restoration appears promising.

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

Updated: August 19, 2022