Elvan Colored

Edited 8/18/2023, 8/30/2023

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Physical and Map Location

Location from Wikipedia: Elvan is an unincorporated community in Loudoun County, Virginia. Originally known as Jumbo, located on Elvan Road off Mountain Road (VA 690) in northern Loudoun County. “Elvan, 1 mile from Lovettsville, population 18,” in 1908: James W. Head, History and Comprehensive Description of Loudoun County, Virginia, published by Park View Press in 1908


None in the files.


We do not know how students reached the school, though given that it was a school for Blacks and given the era, we surmise that they walked.  Some might have gone by horseback.



1897: Mr. Charles S. Bell of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia was the “colored” instructor, operating on a 3rd Grade Certificate. Source: Lists of Teachers, 1892-1975 (1897 Colored Combined Census of Colored Teachers 1896-97 Done Dec 15, 1896), Richmond, Virginia, USA: Virginia Department of Public Instruction/Education.

Insurance and Physical Description