Cheraw in Chesterfield County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Coulter Memorial Academy Site
Organized in 1881, this Negro Presbyterian (USA) school was founded by the Rev. J.P. Crawford with support from Mrs. C.E. Coulter from whom it received its name. The Rev. G.W. Long was academy president from 1908 until 1943, and Coulter offered junior college credit, 1933-1947. The academy merged with the public school system, 1949.
Erected 1991 by Coulter Memorial Academy National Alumni Association, Inc. (Marker Number 13-5.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1881.
Location. 34° 42.046′ N, 79° 53.151′ W. Marker is in Cheraw, South Carolina, in Chesterfield County. Marker is on 2nd Street (U.S. 1) 0.1 miles south of Powe Street (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 312 2nd Street, Cheraw SC 29520, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dizzy Gillespie Birthplace (approx. 0.4 miles away); Francis Asbury's First Visit to S.C. (approx. half a mile away); Old St. David's (approx. half a The 71st Regiment of Foot (approx. half a mile away); Captain Mose Rogers (approx. half a mile away); Pee Dee Union Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away); Cheraw Confederate Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Greene's Encampment / Sherman's March (approx. 1.9 miles away); Albert M. Shipp (approx. 1.9 miles away); John Lyde Wilson (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cheraw.
More about this marker. Located within the Cheraw Historic District.
Also see . . . Cheraw Historic District. Around 1736 Welsh Baptists came to South Carolina and settled in the Pee Dee region. (Submitted on February 12, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 23, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,401 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 23, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 12, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 6, 7, 8. submitted on April 23, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.