Allensworth Historic District

Also known as: Allensworth
Town of Allensworth and its environs along CA 43, Allensworth and, California


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"ALLENSWORTH HISTORIC TOWN SITE - Allensworth was established in 1908 by Colonel Allen Allensworth and a group of dedicated pioneers. It was the only California town financed, founded, and governed by African Americans. The town stands as a testament to its founders' vision of self-determination and full human potential for America's black citizens. It continues to be a source of cultural pride and heritage for California's African American citizens and is an excellent example of the pioneering spirit that has characterized all of California's people for centuries." - California Historic Landmark No.407

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 23, 1972
Reference number
Areas of significance
Military; Ethnic Heritage - Black; Education; Politics/Government; Religion; Social History; Agriculture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; B - Person
Property type
Historic functions
Religious structure; Single dwelling; School; Business
Current functions
Religious structure; Single dwelling; School
Period of significance
Significant years
1908; 1912
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 37

Update Log 

  • March 28, 2019: Updated by Richard Doody: Added historical information
  • March 1, 2017: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger