Oconee County Training School

Oconee County Training School (HM92S)

Location: Seneca, SC 29678 Oconee County
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N 34° 40.967', W 82° 56.65'

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Oconee County Training School, which educated the African American children of this county from 1925 to 1955, was the successor of the Seneca Colored Graded School. This school, also known as OCTS, was founded in 1925 with Rev. B.F. Stewart as its first principal. Funded by local taxes and the Peabody Fund, it was built with 8 classrooms and later expanded to 26 classrooms, for students in grades 1-11 1931-1947, and grades 1-12 1947-1955.

Oconee County Training School taught both academic classes and the trades, and added teachers and offered new classes as it grew during the 1930s and 40s and especially after World War II. More than 700 students attended OCTS between 1925 and 1955, and its last graduating class was its largest. The main building here later housed East End Elementary School 1955-1970 and the Seneca Preschool 1972-1992.
HM NumberHM92S
Marker Number37-7
Year Placed2006
Placed ByOconee County African American Heritage Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 1:21pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 321897 N 3839585
Decimal Degrees34.68278333, -82.94416667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 40.967', W 82° 56.65'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 40' 58.02" N, 82° 56' 39.00" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6017-6147 Shinall-Gaines Rd, Seneca SC 29678, US
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