Mt. Zion Rosenwald School

Mt. Zion Rosenwald School (HMOYM)

Location: Florence, SC 29506 Florence County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 10.773', W 79° 38.618'

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This school, built in 1925, was the first public school for African American students in the Mars Bluff community. One of more than 5000 schools in the South funded in part by the Julius Rosenwald Foundation, it features a standard two-classroom plan typical of the rural schools built by the foundation between 1917 and 1932.

The first school here, a private school built by Mt. Zion Methodist Church in 1870, burned in the early 1920s. Mt. Zion Rosenwald School usually operated on a four- or five-month calendar in which two or three teachers taught grades 1-6. It closed in 1952 when a new Mars Bluff Consolidated School opened. This school was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.
Series This marker is part of the Rosenwald Schools series
Marker Number21-14
Year Placed2002
Placed ByMt. Zion United Methodist Church
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 9:23am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 624997 N 3782895
Decimal Degrees34.17955000, -79.64363333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 10.773', W 79° 38.618'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 10' 46.38" N, 79° 38' 37.08" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5033 State Rd S-21-724, Florence SC 29506, US
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