The African-American Schools of Louisa County
Former African-American Schools
in Louisa County, Virginia

Mt. Olivet School

Mt. Olivet School
Location: Approx. 1/2 mile west of the Hanover County line on Rt. 33
Number of rooms: 2
Year Constructed: Unknown
Year Closed: Unknown
Building Still Exists: No

In 1948, it had an enrollment of 40 students.  There are no books listed in its library.

The following description and photograph of the Mt. Olivet school is from the 1949 work of Paul Everett Behrens.  Used with permission.

“The Mt. Olivet School is owned by a local church group who use it for Sunday School purposes.  One room is also used as a Lodge Hall.  (The building is rented by the School Board.) In the rear of the building is the church cemetery.  Water is not available on the school grounds.”

Please help us gather more information about the Mt. Olivet school. We are seeking first person narratives, photographs and written accounts about the school. If you have information to share, please contact the
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