Lottsburg in Northumberland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Holley Graded School
Erected 1996 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number O-48.)
Location. 37° 57.78′ N, 76° 31.17′ W. Marker is in Lottsburg, Virginia, in Northumberland County. Marker is on Northumberland Highway (U.S. 360), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2439 Northumberland Hwy, Lottsburg VA 22511, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cherry Point and Cowart’s Wharf (approx. 0.7 miles away); Coan Baptist Church British Raids on the Coan River (approx. 2.1 miles away); Chambers Stamp Factory (approx. 2.5 miles away); The Rev. Paymus Nutt (approx. 3 miles away); John Heath (approx. 3.6 miles away); St. Stephen’s Parish (approx. 3.9 miles away); Rice’s Hotel, Hughlett’s Tavern (approx. 4 miles away).
Also see . . . National Register of Historic Places Registration Form. “It remains largely unaltered today, featuring unusually fine detailing, including classrooms with walls and ceilings sheathed in ornamental sheetmetal. Handsome and commodious, Holley School is a testament to the perseverance, independence, and self-sufficiency of Lottsburg’s blacks during a period of racial segregation and unequal opportunity, a time when schools available to blacks were patently inferior to those available to whites. Erected to replace a smaller Reconstruction–era schoolhouse, Holley School continues to be owned and operated by a board of trustees comprised of local blacks. Because it was sustained during most of its history by private funds rather than the white-controlled school system, Holley School is a source of particular local pride.” (Submitted on September 17, 2009.)
Categories. • African Americans • Education •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 17, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 901 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 17, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.