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Georgetown in Georgetown County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Friendly Aid Society / Rosemont School

 
 
Friendly Aid Society / Rosemont School Marker 1 image. Click for full size.
By Kent C Hermes, October 26, 2021
1. Friendly Aid Society / Rosemont School Marker 1
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Friendly Aid Society
The Christian Friendly Aid Society (CFAS), an African American benevolent society, built a lodge here c.1947. The Society began in the early 20th century among neighborhood families descended from people once enslaved on Rosemont Plantation, approx. 10 mi. north of here. The society assisted members with medical and funeral costs, while the lodge served as a place to socialize and discuss community issues.
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Rosemont School
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Shortly after the CFAS constructed the lodge, the building housed the Rosemont School, a segregated elementary school in Georgetown County School District. The school was previously located on the site of Rosemont Plantation and served black families still living on the plantation grounds. The school kept an enrollment of around 40-50 children attending the first and second grades. It closed in 1955 when J.B. Beck Elementary opened.
 
Erected 2019 by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Mu
Friendly Aid Society / Rosemont School Marker 2 image. Click for full size.
By Kent C Hermes, October 26, 2021
2. Friendly Aid Society / Rosemont School Marker 2
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Phi Omega Chapter. (Marker Number 22 67.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCharity & Public WorkEducation. A significant historical year for this entry is 1947.
 
Location. 33° 23.006′ N, 79° 17.416′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, South Carolina, in Georgetown County. Marker is on Palm Street south of Rutledge Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 809 Palm Street, Georgetown SC 29440, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Potter's Field (approx. 0.7 miles away); Winyah Schools (approx. 0.8 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Mount Olive Baptist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bethesda Baptist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Howard School (approx. 0.9 miles away); James A. Bowley (approx. one mile away); Robert Stewart House (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Friendly Aid Society / Rosemont School Marker 3 image. Click for full size.
By Kent C Hermes, October 26, 2021
3. Friendly Aid Society / Rosemont School Marker 3
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 26, 2021, by Kent C Hermes of Georgetown, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 26, 2021, by Kent C Hermes of Georgetown, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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