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Killian in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Killian School

 
 
Killian School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
1. Killian School Marker
Inscription. (Front text)
This one-room primary school, built about 1925, stood about 1 mi. E, at the intersection of Killian and Longtown Roads, until 2001. There was a school at Killian (also called Killianís) as early as 1905. From 1913 to 1948 Killian School had two teachers and an enrollment of 30 to 80 students in grades 1-7, with an average attendance of 30 to 40 and an eight- to nine-month school year.
(Reverse text)
Killian School closed in 1948, and its students and one teacher went to Blythewood Grammar School. In 1954 Richland County sold the school to the citizens of Killian for $100.00 as a community center. The Killian School was deeded to Richland County School District Two in 2000 and moved here in 2001 to be renovated as a museum of 20th century rural education and a conference center.
 
Erected 2007 by The Richland County Conservation Commission. (Marker Number 40- 136.)
 
Location. 34° 8.308′ N, 80° 55.857′ W. Marker is in Killian, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is on Clemson Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located at the Killian Elementary School. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2621 Clemson Road, Columbia SC 29229, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Killian School Marker, reverse side image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 8, 2011
2. Killian School Marker, reverse side
At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Skirmish at Killian's Mill (approx. 0.9 miles away); Killian Road Baptist Church Cemetery Confederate Soldiers Monument (approx. 1.1 miles away); In Memory of the John H. Rose Family (approx. 1.8 miles away); Camp Johnson (approx. 4.5 miles away); Sandfield Baptist Church / Sandfield Cemetery (approx. 5.7 miles away); George P. Hoffman House (approx. 5.8 miles away); Bethel Baptist Church (approx. 6 miles away); In Memory of All American Veterans (approx. 6.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Killian.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Killian School Marker, looking east along Clemson Road image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 8, 2011
3. Killian School Marker, looking east along Clemson Road
Killian School Marker at Present Day School Site image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 8, 2011
4. Killian School Marker at Present Day School Site
Killian School As It Is Today image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, August 10, 2011
5. Killian School As It Is Today
Now that the restoration project is complete, the building is used for the development of educational programming to show today's children how children of the past learned in Richland County.
Killian School Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, August 10, 2011
6. Killian School Plaque
Plaque mounted on the front of the building under the school bell.
The Old Killian School
"The Little Red Schoolhouse"
Built in the early 1900's
Relocated to current site in 2001
Restoration completed in 2010

"Enabling our students to learn about the past
will help them prepare for the future."
Dr. Stephan W. Hefner, Superintendent, 2010
Killian School at its Original Location image. Click for full size.
7. Killian School at its Original Location
Photo displayed on construction information sign located at the new site.
Out Houses image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, August 10, 2011
8. Out Houses
Placed in the school yard. Built to depict the original conditions of the school.
Killian School Bell image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, August 10, 2011
9. Killian School Bell
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 544 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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