St. Stephen Colored School / St. Stephen High School

St. Stephen Colored School / St. Stephen High School (HMJJQ)

Location: St Stephen, SC 29479 Berkeley County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 24', W 79° 55.605'

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St. Stephen Colored School
St. Stephen Colored School, the first public African American school in St. Stephen, was built here in 1924-25. A three-room frame building, it was one of almost 500 schools in S.C. funded in part by the Julius Rosenwald Foundation 1917-1932. It opened with grades 1-7, but burned in 1935. A brick elementary and high school with grades 1-10 replaced it. Grades 11 and 12 were added in 1936-37 and 1948-49.
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St. Stephen High School
A nine-room brick high school was constructed here in 1944-45, with Woodrow Z. Wilson as its last principal. It closed in 1954, and its students transferred to the new Russellville High School. The elementary school, with grades 1-7, was replaced by a new St. Stephen Elementary in 1966. The buildings here were torn down in 1965, and their bricks and lumber donated to Allen A.M.E. Church.
Series This marker is part of the Rosenwald Schools series
Marker Number8-51
Year Placed2008
Placed ByThe Alumni and Friends of St. Stephen Colored Elementary and High School
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 8:03am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 599806 N 3696147
Decimal Degrees33.40000000, -79.92675000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 24', W 79° 55.605'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 24' 0.00" N, 79° 55' 36.30" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1021-1023 Russellville Rd, St Stephen SC 29479, US
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