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

Michael C. Riley Schools

 
 
Michael C. Riley Schools Marker...Front image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
1. Michael C. Riley Schools Marker...Front
Inscription. (Front text):This is the site of two schools that served the black community of southern Beaufort County for most of the twentieth century. Bluffton Graded School, a small frame building constructed about 1900, was followed in 1954 by an elementary and high school named for Michael C. Riley (1873~1966), longtime trustee of Beaufort County School District #2.

(Reverse text):From 1954 to 1970 the elementary school educated Bluffton's black students in grades 1~8 and the high school educated Bluffton's and Hilton Head's black students in grades 9~12. After county schools were desegregated in 1970, it was an elementary school for Bluffton's black and white students until 1991. A new Michael C. Riley Elementary School opened nearby that same year.
 
Erected 2002 by The Michael C. Riley High School Alumni Assc. (Marker Number 7-29.)
 
Location. 32° 14.462′ N, 80° 51.752′ W. Marker is in Bluffton, South Carolina, in Beaufort County. Marker is on Goethe Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. At the M C Riley Recreational Complex. Marker is in this post office area: Bluffton SC 29910, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Reverse side image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
2. Reverse side
flies. Bluffton United Methodist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Church of the Cross (approx. 0.7 miles away); Palmetto Bluff (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named Palmetto Bluff (approx. 2 miles away); Pinckney Island (approx. 4.6 miles away); Charles Cotesworth Pinckney (approx. 4.6 miles away); St. Luke's Church (approx. 5.6 miles away); The Barrel Landing Schoolhouse (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bluffton.
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
The MC Riley Compex (Recreational Park) now sits on the school site image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
3. The MC Riley Compex (Recreational Park) now sits on the school site
MC Riley sports complex on the old school site image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
4. MC Riley sports complex on the old school site
a part of the MC Riley Complex image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
5. a part of the MC Riley Complex
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 1, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,524 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 1, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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