Virginia State Seal Virginia Department of Historic Resources

071-5187 Hill Grove School

Hill Grove School
*Click on image to enlarge.

For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 12/03/2003

NRHP Listing Date 02/25/2004

NRHP Reference Number 04000104

Hill Grove School provided primary education for students in the local African American community before public school integration occurred in Pittsylvania County in the 1960s. In 1912, Alec Cook and his wife, Emma, donated a one-acre lot near the rural community of Hurt for the school. The two-room frame schoolhouse was completed in 1915. A standing-seam metal roof covers the weatherboarded structure, which rests on a fieldstone foundation. The school continued in use until 1964, when it was abandoned and later acquired by a church.

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

Updated: November 9, 2020