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

Location: On Rt. 652 just below what is now Lake Anna; at the edge of the woods at the corner of Rt 652 (Kentucky Springs Road) and Rt 728.
Number of rooms: 2
Year Constructed: 1941
Year Closed:
Building Still Exists: Partially. It is in ruins but one of the two rooms is still standing while the other has fallen in.  In the room that is still standing, you can still see where the blackboard was. 

In 1948, the school was owned by the county and had an enrollment of 47 students. 
It had 81 usable books in its library.

From: A Survey of Negro Education in Louisa County, Paul Everett Behrens, 1949. University of Virginia Special Collections (Master's Thesis)

Please help us gather more information about the Plum Tree 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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Funding for this project was provided by The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and
The Louisa County Historical Society