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Fort Mill in York County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

George Fish School

1925 - 1968

— Fort Mill, SC —

 
 
George Fish School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), June 18, 2021
1. George Fish School Marker
Inscription.  
Professor James A. Castle (1911-1980)
Longest serving principal at George Fish School
1947-1968
A meticulous administrator who is credited with advancing the school into twentieth century standards.

Professor Lemuel B. Moore (1908-1996)
The second principal of George Fish School 1938-1947
He is credited with establishing the high school curriculum

Professor Elliott L. Avery (1880-1938)
First principal of George Fish School 1925-1938
An educator who established rules and regulations, curriculum and standards

Mr. George Fish (1868-1933)
An Englishman who was superintendent of plants one and two of the Springs Mill Industries, he became an advocate for constructing a quality built school for the Black community. The school was named in honor of him.
 
Erected 2007 by George Fish School Committee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation.
 
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0.651′ N, 80° 55.995′ W. Marker is in Fort Mill, South Carolina, in York County. Marker is on Steele Street (State Highway 270) just south of Avery Street (State Highway 280), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 307A Steele St, Fort Mill SC 29715, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named George Fish School (a few steps from this marker); In Honor of Those Who Have Served Our Country (approx. ¼ mile away); World War I Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); World War II Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Unity Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wilson House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Catawba Fort (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Mill Confederate Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Mill.
 
Acknowledgements plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), June 18, 2021
2. Acknowledgements plaque
Dedication plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), June 18, 2021
3. Dedication plaque
George Fish School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), June 18, 2021
4. George Fish School Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 325 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 21, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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