General Sumter Memorial Academy

General Sumter Memorial Academy (HMIIH)

Location: Dalzell, SC 29040 Sumter County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 59.463', W 80° 30.941'

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(Front text)
This forerunner of the modern consolidated rural high school with Colonel John Julius Dargan, noted educator, as founder and principal, offered classes in agriculture, home economics, and music. Day students from four districts were transported by mule-drawn covered wagons.

(Reverse text)
Acton, built in 1803 on this site by the Kinloch family, housed the Academy from 1905 until 1911 when the building burned. In 1908 the U. S. Department of Agriculture established one of the earliest school demonstration farms here. J. Frank Williams, agriculture teacher, later became the first Sumter County Farm agent.
Marker Number43-14
Year Placed1963
Placed ByAcademy Faculty and Alumni
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 7:49am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 544730 N 3761269
Decimal Degrees33.99105000, -80.51568333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 59.463', W 80° 30.941'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 59' 27.78" N, 80° 30' 56.46" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6491-7001 Co Rd 488, Dalzell SC 29040, US
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