Ellis Acres Park



The 9th Annual Golf Tournament was on June 10th at The Manor Golf Course. 

Ellis Acres New Entrance Sign.

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Educate. Empower. Enhance.

​We depend on donations to help improve and continue the work at Ellis Acres Park.

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A Brief History

The Buckingham Training School [BTS] Campus, 1924-1954, located at 245 Camden Street, Dillwyn, Virginia 23936 is the site of the first African America Secondary School in Buckingham County, later becoming Stephen J. Ellis Elementary School, 1954-1964.

This 9.25 acre campus is being developed into a modern community park with features to accommodate all family members. It is called Ellis Acres Memorial Park in recognition of the leadership and vision displayed by Reverend Stephen J. Ellis to establish the Buckingham Training School with the assistance of student and parent contributions [$3,000], Rosenwald Funds [$1,100] and county funds [$2,000]. The land is currently owned by the Town of Dillwyn, and the park is being developed by the Ellis Acres Memorial Park, Inc.

Our conference room, classroom, kitchen, and pavilion are great spaces for your next event.

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