Sheldon Union Academy

Sheldon Union Academy (HM3CH)

Location: Seabrook, SC 29940 Beaufort County
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N 32° 36.246', W 80° 48.184'

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Sheldon Union Academy, later Sheldon School, opened in 1893 on this site and educated the black children of rural Sheldon community for almost fifty years. The original Sheldon Union Academy board, which founded and governed the school from 1893 to 1918, included S.T. Beaubien, M.W. Brown, P.R. Chisolm, H.L. Jones, S.W. Ladson, F.S. Mitchell, and N.D. Mitchell.

Sheldon Union Academy, founded by an independent group of community leaders, was a private school until 1918. That year its board deeded the property to Beaufort County, which built a new public school on this site. Sheldon School, which taught grades 1-7, closed in 1942 when the county consolidated its rural black schools.
HM NumberHM3CH
Marker Number7-27
Year Placed2001
Placed ByCommittee For Preservation Of African-American Landmarks
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 9:53pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 518478 N 3607415
Decimal Degrees32.60410000, -80.80306667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 36.246', W 80° 48.184'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 36' 14.76" N, 80° 48' 11.04" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 694-700 US-21, Seabrook SC 29940, US
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