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Celebrating African American Historic Places in West Virginia

(The Kimball War Memorial located in McDowell County, West Virginia.)

The National Register of Historic Places recognizes both public and private resources associated with our nation's history. The West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office is pleased to highlight some of the historic resources in West Virginia which are associated with black history and which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This list showcases only those sites which are listed individually. There are other sites which are listed as part of larger nominations, such as historic districts. And, there are other sites related to African American history which have not been listed.

We invite you to review the list that we have compiled and we encourage you, if you know of a site that should be considered, to research our site and learn more about how you can nominate a site for the National Register.

Zion Baptist Church, Malden, Kanawha County

Barnett Hospital and Nursing School, Huntington, Cabell County

Bluefield State College President’s House, Bluefield, Mercer County

Camp Washington Carver Complex, Clifftop, Fayette County

Douglass Junior and Senior High School, Huntington, Cabell County

East Hall, Institute, Kanawha County

Elizabeth Harden Gilmore House, Charleston, Kanawha County

Garnet High School, Charleston, Kanawha County

Halltown Colored Free School, Halltown, Jefferson County

Halltown Union Colored Sunday School, Halltown, Jefferson County

Hancock House, Bluefield, Mercer County

Indian Rocks Dining Hall, Reedsville Vicinity, Preston County

John Wesley Methodist Church, Lewisburg, Greenbrier County

Maple Street Historic District, Lewisburg, Greenbrier County

Mattie Lee Home, Charleston, Kanawha County

Mount Pleasant School, Gerrardstown Vicinity, Berkeley County

Mount Tabor Baptist Church, Lewisburg, Greenbrier County

Riverside School, Elkins, Randolph County

Samuel Starks House, Charleston, Kanawha County

Second Ward Negro Elementary School, Morgantown, Monongalia County

Simpson Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church, Charleston, Kanawha County

Storer College, Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County

Weston Colored School, Weston, Lewis County

World War Memorial, Kimball, McDowell County