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Poplar Grove School

 
 
Poplar Grove School Marker (front) image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, September 10, 2020
1. Poplar Grove School Marker (front)
Inscription.  (Front)
Poplar Grove School opened in 1927 as a four-classroom school for African American students in Union Co. An extra classroom was added in 1941. In the mid-1960s the original four classrooms were removed and the remaining large classroom was made into a private residence. As of 2018, the remaining portion of the building is the last of the Rosenwald-era African American Schools in Union Co.
(Continued on other side)
(Reverse)
(Continued from other side)
Local tradition holds that Poplar Grove School was a Rosenwald School and it offered educational opportunity to African American students at a time when S.C. schools were racially segregated. Of the rural African American schools in Union Co., Poplar Grove produced the largest number of college graduates.
 
Erected 2018 by South Carolina Humanities Council and Poplar Grove Alumni. (Marker Number 44-19.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans
Poplar Grove School Marker (back) image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, September 10, 2020
2. Poplar Grove School Marker (back)
Education. In addition, it is included in the Rosenwald Schools 🎓 series list.
 
Location. 34° 37.912′ N, 81° 32.391′ W. Marker is in Union, South Carolina, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of Tinker Creek Road and Mattie Drive, on the right when traveling east on Tinker Creek Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Union SC 29379, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Otterson's Fort (approx. 4 miles away); Union Memorial Gardens Veterans Monument (approx. 5.9 miles away); Sims High School (approx. 6.2 miles away); Cemetery of Union Church (approx. 6.7 miles away); Site of Union Church, 1783-1819 (approx. 6.8 miles away); a different marker also named Sims High School (approx. 6.8 miles away); Episcopal Church Of The Nativity (approx. 7.1 miles away); Colonel William Farr (approx. 7.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Union.
 
Also see . . .  Poplar Grove School. (Submitted on November 9, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Poplar Grove School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, September 10, 2020
3. Poplar Grove School Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 9, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 28 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 9, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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