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Coulter Memorial Academy Site

 
 
Coulter Memorial Academy Site Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Sean Nix, April 20, 2009
1. Coulter Memorial Academy Site Marker
Inscription.
Organized in 1881, this Negro Presbyterian (USA) school was founded by the Rev. J.P. Crawford with support from Mrs. C.E. Coulter from whom it received its name. The Rev. G.W. Long was academy president from 1908 until 1943, and Coulter offered junior college credit, 1933-1947. The academy merged with the public school system, 1949.
 
Erected 1991 by Coulter Memorial Academy National Alumni Association, Inc. (Marker Number 13-5.)
 
Location. 34° 42.046′ N, 79° 53.151′ W. Marker is in Cheraw, South Carolina, in Chesterfield County. Marker is on 2nd Street (U.S. 1) 0.1 miles south of Powe Street (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 312 2nd Street, Cheraw SC 29520, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dizzy Gillespie Birthplace (approx. 0.4 miles away); Francis Asbury's First Visit to S.C. (approx. half a mile away); Old St. David's (approx. half a mile away); The 71st Regiment of Foot (approx. half a mile away); Captain Mose Rogers (approx. half a mile away); Pee Dee Union Baptist Church
Coulter Memorial Academy Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Sean Nix, April 20, 2009
2. Coulter Memorial Academy
(approx. half a mile away); Cheraw Confederate Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Greene's Encampment / Sherman's March (approx. 1.9 miles away); Albert M. Shipp (approx. 1.9 miles away); John Lyde Wilson (approx. 2.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cheraw.
 
More about this marker. Located within the Cheraw Historic District.
 
Also see . . .  Cheraw Historic District. Around 1736 Welsh Baptists came to South Carolina and settled in the Pee Dee region. (Submitted on February 12, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
Coulter Memorial Academy Photo, Click for full size
African Americans of Chesterfield County by Felicia Flemming-McCall
3. Coulter Memorial Academy
Students constructed Coulter Memorial academy's administration building. This Negro Presbyterian institution was organized in 1881 and founded by Rev. J.P. Crawford, with support from Caroline E. Coulter of Hanover, Indiana, from whom the school received its name.
Chapman Training School Photo, Click for full size
African Americans of Chesterfield County by Felicia Flemming-McCall
4. Chapman Training School
The Chapman Training School was part of the Coulter Memorial Academy campus. Located behind the administration building, it served as the junior college where students were trained to become teachers.
George Waldo Long, D.D.<br>d. 1943 Photo, Click for full size
African Americans of Chesterfield County by Felicia Flemming-McCall
5. George Waldo Long, D.D.
d. 1943
George Waldo Long, D.D., attended Brainerd Institute and graduated from the Divinity School at Biddle University. Dr. Long served as pastor of Cheraw Second Presbyterian Church and as principal of Coulter Memorial Academy. When he began his tenure with Coulter, he and his wife, Lillian Bull, worked tirelessly to improve the quality of the school. During his leadership, the academy became a coeducational boarding school with a high school and junior college. before his death on August 3, 1943, Dr. Long witnessed the school grow from 87 students in 1908 to 509 students in 1943.
G.W. Long Memorial Presbyterian Church Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Sean Nix, April 20, 2009
6. G.W. Long Memorial Presbyterian Church
G.W. Long Memorial Presbyterian Church Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Sean Nix, April 20, 2009
7. G.W. Long Memorial Presbyterian Church
G.W. Long Memorial Presbyterian Church Door Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Sean Nix, April 20, 2009
8. G.W. Long Memorial Presbyterian Church Door
 
 
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