Is this your first time here?

Each day, Clio connects thousands of people to nearby culture and history. Our website and mobile app are free for everyone and designed to make it easy to discover cultural and historical sites throughout the United States. You can search for nearby sites, take a walking tour, create your own itinerary, or simply go for a walk or drive and let Clio show you nearby sites using our mobile app. Clio is non-profit and free for everyone thanks to the support of people like you. Donations are tax- deductible! Click here to learn more!

Halltown Union Colored Sunday School

Historic Sites, Monuments, Landmarks, and Public Art (National Register of Historic Places)


Located next to the Halltown Colored Free School, this Sunday school was built in 1901. It served both the local black community and a local African-American non-denominational congregation until 1967.

Halltown Union Colored Sunday School in 2008


Built in 1901 on the land of freed slave Thomas Edwards, this Sunday school was erected next to Edward's Halltown Colored Free School to serve his large family and the small African-American populace.

The portion of the land given to Edward's for the Sunday School came from former state supreme court justice Daniel B. Lucas, whom was also desiring a church for the local African-American community.

Laborers from the Charles Town and Harpers Ferry areas came down to work on the Sunday School.

Besides functioning as a church, the Sunday school was also involved in the community buy way of weddings, funerals, community and social events. It was in operation for over 50 years.

In 1982, the Halltown Memorial Chapel Association, INC purchased the structure and restored it.

Halltown Rd. 0.5 miles NE of US 340
Halltown, West Virginia 25423
  • African American History
  • Architecture and Historical Buildings
  • Religion
This location was created on 2015-06-04 by Mike Emett, Marshall University Libraries.   It was last updated on 2015-08-12 by Mike Emett, Marshall University Libraries.

This entry has been viewed 576 times within the past year


  • No comments found.

Join The Discussion

Only registered users can comment. Registration is completely free!

Login / Register

ResponsiveVoice used under Non-Commercial License