Hoffman in Richmond County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Cameron Morrison School
Erected 1999 by North Carolina Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number K-37.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Education. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1925.
Location. 35° 1.581′ N, 79° 33.551′ W. Marker is in Hoffman, North Carolina, in Richmond County. Marker is on U.S. 1 south of Bowen Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located on the west side of the highway, beside the entrance to an auto service and convenience complex. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3377 US Highway 1, Hoffman NC 28347, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion (Separate) (approx. 2.3 miles away); Camp Mackall (approx. 7.2 miles away); Hamlet Station John Coltrane (approx. 12.4 miles away); Sherman's March (approx. 12˝ miles away); Wagram (approx. 13.8 miles away); Spring Hill Baptist Church (approx. 13.8 miles away); John Tyrant Patrick (approx. 13.9 miles away).
Also see . . . Morrison Training School. Morrison's history began in 1923 when lawmakers authorized the State Training School for Negro Boys at Hoffman. Construction work was started in 1924 and the facility opened in 1925 housing eight youth. In 1939, the name was changed to Morrison Training School in honor of Governor Cameron Morrison. The name was changed again in 1969 to Cameron Morrison School. The training school closed and the facility reopened as a prison in 1977. Morrison and Sandhills Youth Center were organized as the Sandhills Youth Complex. In 1978, three of Morrison's dormitories were converted to house 100 women inmates In 1983, the Sandhills Youth Complex was dissolved. In October 1988, Cameron Morrison Youth Center's name was changed to Morrison Youth Institution. From 1988 to 2002, Morrison Youth Institution served as a medium security prison for young male felons, 18 to 21 years of age. In January 2002, Morrison was converted to a medium security for adult males, and renamed Morrison Correctional (Submitted on October 19, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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