Poplar Hill School, Fayette vicinity, Jefferson County – (c. 1923) (National Register). Poplar Hill School in Jefferson County is a rare example of a rural school built in the early 20th century to serve the surrounding African American community. The one-story wood frame building with a side-gable metal roof was built c. 1923 and housed two classrooms. Two teachers were responsible for educating students from grades 1 through 8. The building was heated with a wood stove. The school closed in 1957 when students were transferred to New Liddell Grade School in Fayette. The building has since been used by the Poplar Hill AME Church and the local community for social gatherings and church meetings. Poplar Hill School retains a large amount of original, historic detail, making it a time capsule into African American life and education in the first half of the Twentieth Century, as well as an excellent example of vernacular architecture.