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Hickory Grove in York County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Hickory Grove Schools

 
 
Hickory Grove Schools Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, January 28, 2012
1. Hickory Grove Schools Marker
Inscription. (Front)

Hickory Grove School, a two ~ story brick building constructed in 1916 on Peachtree St., was built for grades 1 ~ 11. In 1928 Hickory Grove High School, a one ~ story brick building, was constructed at the corner of Wylie Ave. and Wilkerson St. as a separate high school. The Works Progress Administration built a teacherage, bus shed, vocational building, and lunchroom in 1939.

(Reverse)

The high school and elementary school closed in 1975 and 1998, respectively. The 1916 elementary school was demolished in 1998; the 1928 high school was demolished in 1990. The 1939 vocational building, lunchroom, and bus shed are still standing. In 2010 the vocational building houses a magistrate’s office, and the lunchroom houses a senior citizens’/community center.
 
Erected 2010 by Comporium and the Culture & Heritage Museums of York County. (Marker Number 46-44.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects marker series.
 
Location. 34° 58.697′ N, 81° 24.883′ W. Marker is in Hickory Grove, South Carolina, in York County. Marker is at the intersection of Wylie Avenue and Wilkerson Street, on the left when
Hickory Grove Schools Marker Reverse image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, January 28, 2012
2. Hickory Grove Schools Marker Reverse
traveling south on Wylie Avenue. Click for map. at the Hickory Grove Magistrate's Office and next to SC State Marker 46-16, Hickory Grove. Marker is in this post office area: Hickory Grove SC 29717, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hickory Grove (within shouting distance of this marker); Unity Academy (approx. 0.9 miles away); Town of Smyrna (approx. 4.5 miles away); First National Bank of Sharon (approx. 4.6 miles away); Town of Sharon / Sharon (approx. 4.7 miles away); Town of Sharon Stone Marker (approx. 4.7 miles away); Dickey - Sherer House (approx. 5.2 miles away); Blairsville Schools (approx. 5.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hickory Grove.
 
Categories. Education
 
Overview image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, January 28, 2012
3. Overview
The Hickory Grove High School sign and SC State Marker 46-16 can also be seen in the background
Vocational Building image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, January 28, 2012
4. Vocational Building
Now a Magistrate's Office
1939 WPA built Lunchroom image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, January 28, 2012
5. 1939 WPA built Lunchroom
Now a community center
Hickory Grove High School Sign image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, January 28, 2012
6. Hickory Grove High School Sign
Hickory Grove High School 1916 ~ 1975 Original school built in 1916 New High School built in 1928 Last Graduating Class ~ 1975 Marker dedicated May 23, 1992 FORWARD EVER BACKWARD NEVER
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 511 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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