The African-American Schools of Louisa County

Former African-American Schools
in Louisa County, Virginia

The list of African-American schools in Louisa County bears no accidental resemblance to the list of African-American churches in the county.  The churches were the communities and the communities were the churches.  They are to be credited with building and maintaining schools for their children in the first seventy-five years after the Civil War. 

Alberta Guy Despot
Archie Gibbs Richardson High School
Bells Cross Roads
Cedar Hill
Cuckoo
Court House - 1916
Cutalong-D

Easton Graded
Egypt Graded
Evergreen
Ferncliff
First Baptist (1883)
Fork Creek
Holy Grove
Koontztown
Laurel Hill
Lime Track
Louisa Training School, A Rosenwald School
Louisville
Mechanicsville
Mineral RFD
Mrs. Fountain and Miss Martha Minor School
Mt. Garland

Mt. Hope
Mt. Olivet 
Mt. Zion
New Anna
Number C- Became Trevilians
Oakland Elementary
Overton
Peachgrove-Ellisville
Plum Tree
Rising Sun
St. Mark
Shelfar
Shady GroveA Rosenwald School
Shannon Hill
Spreaded Oak
St. John's 
Sugar Bottom
Sulphur Mines
Thessalonia Graded School
Thompsons Cross Roads
Watchtower
Willow Brook

Zelda C. Morton Elementary

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Funding for this project was provided by The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and
The Louisa County Historical Society