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105-0171 Jefferson School

Jefferson School
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VLR Listing Date 09/30/2010

NRHP Listing Date 12/28/2010

NRHP Reference Number 10001061

Jefferson School, completed in 1926 and expanded in 1952, provided primary and secondary education for African American students in the Clifton Forge community from 1926 until 1965, when desegregation took effect. As the fourth school constructed to serve African American students, it was central to Clifton Forge’s black community for nearly 40 years. An alumni association was actively keeping the school’s legacy alive at the time of its listing.

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

Updated: March 26, 2020