The Pine Grove School Community, a rural community of businesses, churches, cemeteries and homes of students and teachers who attended the Pine Grove Rosenwald School in Cumberland County, is under threat from a proposed 1,200-acre landfill that, if approved, will fundamentally change the historic character of this 100-year old community and put residents at risk from major environmental hazards.
The threat to the Pine Grove School Community is symbolic of the continual and systematic failure to adequately protect Virginia’s historic African American historic sites.
The Pine Grove School Community was placed on the Virginia Landmarks Register in 2019 and the National Register of Historic Places in February 2020.
In May 2021, the Pine Grove School Community was placed on America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places List by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
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204 West Franklin Street
Richmond, Va 23220
Phone: (804) 648-1889