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St. Stephen in Berkeley County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

St. Stephen Colored School / St. Stephen High School

 
 
St. Stephen Colored School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. St. Stephen Colored School Marker
Inscription. (Marker Front)
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.
(Marker Reverse)
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.
 
Erected 2008 by the Alumni and Friends of St. Stephen Colored Elementary and High School. (Marker Number 8-51.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Rosenwald Schools marker series.
 
Location. 33° 24′ N, 79° 55.605′ W. Marker is in St. Stephen
St. Stephen High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 30, 2010
2. St. Stephen High School Marker
, South Carolina, in Berkeley County. Marker is at the intersection of Russellville Road (State Highway 8-18) and Cedar Drive, on the left when traveling west on Russellville Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Stephen SC 29479, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Stephens Veterans Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); L. Mendel Rivers House (approx. 0.7 miles away); St. Stephen's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); DeWitt Williams Bridge (approx. 1.9 miles away); Thomas Walter (approx. 4.3 miles away); Maham Plantation (approx. 5.8 miles away); Village of Pineville (approx. 6.2 miles away); Berkeley County (approx. 6.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in St. Stephen.
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
St. Stephen Colored School / St. Stephen High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 30, 2010
3. St. Stephen Colored School / St. Stephen High School Marker
Looking west along Russellville Road
St. Stephen Colored School / St. Stephen High School Marker, looking east image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 30, 2010
4. St. Stephen Colored School / St. Stephen High School Marker, looking east
 
 
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