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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 nationís 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
http://www.wvculture.org/shpo/nr/pdf/kanawha/74002010.pdf

Barnett Hospital and Nursing School, Huntington, Cabell County
http://www.wvculture.org/shpo/nr/pdf/cabell/09001190.pdf

Bluefield State College President’s House, Bluefield, Mercer County
http://www.wvculture.org/shpo/nr/pdf/mercer/99001400.pdf

Camp Washington Carver Complex, Clifftop, Fayette County
http://www.wvculture.org/shpo/nr/pdf/fayette/80004017.pdf

Douglass Junior and Senior High School, Huntington, Cabell County
http://www.wvculture.org/shpo/nr/pdf/cabell/85003091.pdf

East Hall, Institute, Kanawha County
http://www.wvculture.org/shpo/nr/pdf/kanawha/88001585.pdf

Elizabeth Harden Gilmore House, Charleston, Kanawha County
http://www.wvculture.org/shpo/nr/pdf/kanawha/88001462.pdf

Garnet High School, Charleston, Kanawha County
http://www.wvculture.org/shpo/nr/pdf/kanawha/90001068.pdf

Halltown Colored Free School, Halltown, Jefferson County
http://www.wvculture.org/shpo/nr/pdf/jefferson/04000912.pdf

Halltown Union Colored Sunday School, Halltown, Jefferson County
http://www.wvculture.org/shpo/nr/pdf/jefferson/84003591.pdf

Hancock House, Bluefield, Mercer County
http://www.wvculture.org/shpo/nr/pdf/mercer/89001783.pdf

Indian Rocks Dining Hall, Reedsville Vicinity, Preston County
http://www.wvculture.org/shpo/nr/pdf/preston/02001688.pdf

John Wesley Methodist Church, Lewisburg, Greenbrier County
http://www.wvculture.org/shpo/nr/pdf/greenbrier/74001997.pdf

Maple Street Historic District, Lewisburg, Greenbrier County
http://www.wvculture.org/shpo/nr/pdf/greenbrier/87002529.pdf

Mattie Lee Home, Charleston, Kanawha County
http://www.wvculture.org/shpo/nr/pdf/kanawha/92000303.pdf

Mount Pleasant School, Gerrardstown Vicinity, Berkeley County
http://www.wvculture.org/shpo/nr/pdf/berkeley/08000928.pdf

Mount Tabor Baptist Church, Lewisburg, Greenbrier County
http://www.wvculture.org/shpo/nr/pdf/greenbrier/76001934.pdf

Riverside School, Elkins, Randolph County
http://www.wvculture.org/shpo/nr/pdf/randolph/09001194.pdf

Samuel Starks House, Charleston, Kanawha County
http://www.wvculture.org/shpo/nr/pdf/kanawha/87002526.pdf

Second Ward Negro Elementary School, Morgantown, Monongalia County
http://www.wvculture.org/shpo/nr/pdf/monongalia/92000896.pdf

Simpson Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church, Charleston, Kanawha County
http://www.wvculture.org/shpo/nr/pdf/kanawha/91001011.pdf

Storer College, Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County
http://www.wvculture.org/shpo/nr/pdf/jefferson/01000781.pdf

Weston Colored School, Weston, Lewis County
http://www.wvculture.org/shpo/nr/pdf/lewis/93000224.pdf

World War Memorial, Kimball, McDowell County
http://www.wvculture.org/shpo/nr/pdf/mcdowell/93000227.pdf