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Clover, Virginia
Center of Clover in 2013
Center of Clover in 2013
Clover, Virginia is located in Virginia
Clover, Virginia
Clover, Virginia
Location in Virginia
Clover, Virginia is located in the United States
Clover, Virginia
Clover, Virginia
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Virginia
County Halifax
Area
 • Total 7.02 sq mi (18.18 km2)
 • Land 7.01 sq mi (18.16 km2)
 • Water 0.008 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
502 ft (153 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 438
 • Density 62/sq mi (24.1/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
24534
Area code(s) 434
FIPS code 51-17632
GNIS feature ID 1464998

Clover is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in rural Halifax County, Virginia, United States. The population as of the 2010 census was 438. Clover was an incorporated town from 1895 until 1998, when it reverted to unincorporated status. Clover was the site of a Rosenwald school, built around 1921 or 1922, with a three-teacher facility on a 2-acre campus.

Black Walnut, a historic plantation house and farm located near Clover, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.

Notable people

  • J. Steven Griles (b. 1947), former United States Deputy Secretary of the Interior (2001–04) in the George W. Bush administration, coal lobbyist, implicated in the Jack Abramoff scandal
  • Henrietta Lacks (1920–1951), source of the HeLa cell line, subject of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2010) and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (film) (2017)
  • Willie Lanier (b. 1945), Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker for Kansas City Chiefs
  • Luther Hilton Foster (1888-1949), President of Virginia Normal and Industrial School, now Virginia State University, near Petersburg
  • Henry E. Garrett (1894-1973), prominent psychologist at Columbia and UVa, and supporter of racial segregation
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