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

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

"This two-room school was formerly used by white students until closed by consolidation and the building moved to Rising Sun to be used by the Negroes.  It is one of the best buildings used by them, and physically is in rather good condition."

Rising Sun still stands and today serves as a community center.

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

Location: Approx. 3 miles east of Mineral on Fredericks Hall Road (Route 618)
Number of rooms: 2


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