Beaufort College

Beaufort College (HM5HX)

Location: Beaufort, SC 29902 Beaufort County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 26.198', W 80° 40.191'

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Beaufort College, a college preparatory academy founded in 1795, occupied this Greek Revival building from 1852 to 1861. The school opened in 1084 at Bay and Church Sts. but closed in 1817 after a yellow fever epidemic, reopening in 1820 at Newcastle and Craven Sts. This building designed by John Gibbs Barnwell II featured two classrooms, two offices, and a library modeled after the one at S.C. College, now the South Caronliniana Library at the University of S.C.

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Beaufort College closed its doors in 1861 when Beaufort was occupied by Federal troops. For the rest of the Civil War it was a school for former slaves and part of a hospital complex serving both freedmen and Federal soldiers. It also served as headquarters for the Freedmen's Bureau here during Reconstruction, then became a public elementary school in 1909. In 1959 the University of S.C. acquired this building for its new Beaufort campus.
HM NumberHM5HX
Series This marker is part of the South Carolina: Beaufort County Historical Society series
Marker Number7-26
Year Placed2001
Placed ByBeaufort Historical Society and the Beaufort College Board of Trustees
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 9:37pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 531035 N 3588882
Decimal Degrees32.43663333, -80.66985000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 26.198', W 80° 40.191'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 26' 11.88" N, 80° 40' 11.46" W
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Area Code(s)803, 843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 803-899 Carteret St, Beaufort SC 29902, US
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