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Simpsonville in Greenville County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Simpsonville Elementary School / Simpsonville High School

 
 
Simpsonville Elementary School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, February 22, 2021
1. Simpsonville Elementary School Marker
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Simpsonville Elementary
This school was built in 1939 with local funds and with federal funds from the Public Works Administration and the Works Projects Administration. It was the fourth school, and the third public school, in Simpsonville. A two-story brick school built here in 1907 was a combined elementary and high school until a separate high school opened here in 1921. Simpsonville Elementary School closed in 2002.
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Simpsonville High School
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In 1917 Simpsonville became the first Greenville County school to offer grade 11 and award high school diplomas. The high school built here in 1920-21 was the first separate high school in Simpsonville. Grade 12 was added in 1948. Both schools shared the auditorium and gymnasium 1939-57. Simpsonville High School closed in 1957 and was torn down after the new Hillcrest High School opened that fall.
 
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkEducation.
 
Location. 34° 44.405′ N, 82° 15.128′ W. Marker is in Simpsonville, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Marker is at the intersection of Academy Street and East College Street, on the right when traveling north on Academy Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 Academy Street, Simpsonville SC 29681, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Simpsonville Municipal Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Simpsonville Baptist Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Simpsonville Library (about 400 feet away); Holy Cross Episcopal Church Labyrinth (approx. 0.2 miles away); Simpsonville (approx. ¼ mile away); Lawrence Lafayette Richardson, M.D. (approx. ¼ mile away); Hendricks' Plaza (approx. ¼ mile away); Simpsonville Clock Tower (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Simpsonville.
 
Simpsonville High School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, February 22, 2021
2. Simpsonville High School Marker
Simpsonville Elementary School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, February 22, 2021
3. Simpsonville Elementary School Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 11, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 203 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 11, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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