Gosney Store

The Gosney Store, located at a rural crossroads in Pittsylvania County about six miles east of Danville, started out ca. 1898 as a one-room frame schoolhouse in a different location.  […]

Southside High School

Southern Pittsylvania County’s only public secondary school for African American students during the mid-20th century, Southside High School opened at another site in 1948. In 1953, it continued operations in […]

Oak Hill

Oak Hill, an ambitious Federal plantation house erected in 1823-1825 by Samuel Hairston, was the work of James Dejarnett, a prominent area builder, and was noted for its fine woodwork. […]

Hargrave Military Academy

Located in Pittsylvania County’s town of Chatham and established in 1909 as the Chatham Training School, a prestigious private, males-only parochial school, Hargrave Military Academy evolved into a more comprehensive […]

Oak Ridge

Located on a ridge above the Dan River in Pittsylvania County, Oak Ridge is a Greek Revival/Classical Revival house with many notable stylistic and decorative features. The house was built […]

Chatham Southern Railway Depot

The Chatham Southern Railway Depot was erected between 1918 and 1919. The depot is a well-known landmark, owing in part to the importance of the railroad in the post-1850 history […]

Thomas Claiborne Creasy House

The Thomas Claiborne Creasy House in Pittsylvania County’s Town of Gretna is where Thomas C. Creasy resided during a career that brought him wealth and saw him operating a mercantile […]

Gretna Commercial Historic District

In Southside Virginia’s Pittsylvania County, the Gretna Commercial Historic District took shape with the arrival of the Lynchburg and Danville Railroad through the area between 1872 and 1874. The railroad […]

Locust Hill

Craftsman Enoch Johnson built Locust Hill, a two-and-a-half-story Swiss Gothic-style Victorian cottage, for Samuel Marion Stone between 1859 and 1861. Its steeply pitched roof incorporates two central chimneys and four […]

Hill Grove School

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 […]