Loris Training School

Loris Training School (HMHRL)

Location: Loris, SC 29569 Horry County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 3.903', W 78° 53.44'

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Loris Training School, which stood here from 1928 to 1955, was the first school for black students in Loris and other nearby communities. Built at a cost of $4,700, it was one of more than 5000 schools in the South funded in part by the Julius Rosenwald Foundation between 1917 and 1932. William P. Johnson, Sr. (1910-2007), the first principal once it became a public school, led Loris Training School 1931-1941.

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The Loris Training School opened in 1928 with grades 1-7 and a six-month term, but William P. Johnson eventually won approval for a nine-month term and for adding grades 8-11. George C. Cooper (1915-1991) was principal here from 1941 until the school closed in 1955. Its students were transferred to the Finklea Consolidated High School, with Cooper as principal there until it closed with desegregation in 1970.
Series This marker is part of the Rosenwald Schools series
Marker Number26-20
Year Placed2008
Placed ByThe Finklea High/Loris Training Schools Alumni Association
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Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 11:11pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 694660 N 3771376
Decimal Degrees34.06505000, -78.89066667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 3.903', W 78° 53.44'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 3' 54.18" N, 78° 53' 26.40" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3415 Cedar Ln, Loris SC 29569, US
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