Laing School

Laing School (HMQD1)

Location: Mt Pleasant, SC 29464 Charleston County
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N 32° 47.19', W 79° 52.424'

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Laing School located here from 1868 to 1953 was founded in 1866 by Cornelia Hancock, a Quaker who had served as a nurse with the Union Army during the Civil War. First housed in Mount PleasantPresbyterian Church, Laing Industrial School was named for Henry M. Laing of the Friends Association forthe Aid and Elevation of the Freedmen. The 1868 school destroyed by the Charleston Earthquake of 1886was replaced by a school which stood here until 1954.
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Early instruction at Laing with its motto "Try to Excel" combined academics with instruction in industrial, farming and homemaking skills. A new Laing Elementary opened at King and Greenwich Streets in 1945; the high school remained here until a new Laing High opened on U.S. Hwy. 17 North in 1953. Laing High closed in 1970 with the desegregation of county schools. That building later housed Laing Middle School when it opened in 1974.
HM NumberHMQD1
Marker Number10-37
Year Placed2002
Placed ByThe Laing School Alumni Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 7:30pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 605466 N 3628180
Decimal Degrees32.78650000, -79.87373333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 47.19', W 79° 52.424'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 47' 11.40" N, 79° 52' 25.44" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 118 Royall Ave, Mt Pleasant SC 29464, US
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