Robert Russa Moton Boyhood Home

The Robert Russa Moton Boyhood Home is located on a former plantation and farmstead known as Pleasant Shade in rural Prince Edward County, about 10 miles east of Farmville. Covering […]

First Baptist Church

The First Baptist Church in the Farmville Historic District, founded 1867, emerged as a center for the local black community under the leadership of its pastor, the Reverend L. Francis […]

Worsham High School

The Worsham School is significant for its association with the struggle to desegregate Prince Edward County’s public schools, when the county closed its schools rather than integrate them. Worsham, a […]

High Bridge

Stretching a straight and level 2,418 feet, more than 100 feet above the Appomattox River and its flood plain between Cumberland and Prince Edward counties, High Bridge is an impressive […]

Twin Lakes State Park

Twin Lakes State Park in Prince Edward County consists of 495 acres within Prince Edward-Gallion State Forest. The park began as two racially segregated “Recreation Development Areas,” consisting of Prince […]

Farmville Historic District

Established in 1798, this central Virginia community was laid out in an irregular grid pattern and grew by steady accretion. Its commercial, residential, and industrial sections preserve an instructive assemblage […]

Hampden-Sydney College Historic District

Named for John Hampden and Algernon Sydney, 17th-century champions of English liberty, this prestigious rural Presbyterian college has operated continuously since 1776. The campus in Prince Edward County is distinguished […]

Longwood House

Longwood House, a Farmville area landmark, illustrates the evolution of a simple Federal-style farmhouse into one of the county’s finest antebellum mansions. The massive wood-frame structure began as a compact […]

Robert Russa Moton High School

This innocent-looking school building built in 1939 at the corner of South Main Street and Griffin Boulevard in the town of Farmville was an object of national attention in Virginia’s […]