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Beaufort in Beaufort County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Mather School

 
 
Mather School Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, April 2008
1. Mather School Marker
Inscription. Shortly after the Civil War, Mather School was founded here by Rachel Crane Mather of Boston. In 1882 the Women's American Baptist Home Mission Society assumed support of the venture, operating it as a normal school for black girls. With some changes, the school continued until 1968, when it was closed and sold to the state for the educational benefit of all races.
 
Erected 1982 by Mather School Alumnae Association. (Marker Number 7-16.)
 
Location. 32° 25.203′ N, 80° 41.305′ W. Marker is in Beaufort, South Carolina, in Beaufort County. Marker is on Ribaut Road (South Carolina Route 281) 0 miles south of Reynolds Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Beaufort SC 29902, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Beaufort Historic District (approx. 1.1 miles away); Thomas Heyward, Jr. (approx. 1.1 miles away); Beaufort County, South Carolina (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Beaufort County, South Carolina (approx. 1.1 miles away); Beaufort County South Carolina
Now site of The Techincal College Of The Lowcountry Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Now site of The Techincal College Of The Lowcountry
(approx. 1.2 miles away); Maxcy - Rhett House / "Secession House" (approx. 1.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Beaufort South Carolina Tricentennial (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Beaufort.
 
Also see . . .  Tech College of the Lowcountry Milestones and Missions. ...1868 The Mather School for daughters of former slaves established... (Submitted on April 7, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 3,471 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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