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

Oak Grove Schoolhouse

 
 
Oak Grove Schoolhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 22, 2009
1. Oak Grove Schoolhouse Marker
Inscription.  
This old field-school was built c. 1815 in the Oak Grove area approximately five miles east of here. Typical of early educational facilities in South Carolina, it was a private community school somewhat subsidized with state funds from the Free School act of 1812. 10 to 20 students of both sexes were taught here by various male teachers prior to 1865 and by female teachers thereafter. It was replaced by a new two-room building about 1890 and was used as a barn until moved here for restoration in 1984.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationNotable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1815.
 
Location. 33° 59.233′ N, 81° 14.433′ W. Marker is in Lexington, South Carolina, in Lexington County. Marker is on Fox Street. Building is on the grounds of the Lexington County Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 231 Fox Street, Lexington SC 29072, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Daniel Koon House (within shouting distance of this marker); Laurence Corley House (within shouting distance of
Oak Grove Schoolhouse and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 22, 2009
2. Oak Grove Schoolhouse and Marker
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this marker); Hazelius House (within shouting distance of this marker); John Fox House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named John Fox House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cotton Gin (about 300 feet away); Kitchen (about 400 feet away); Tomb of Dr. E.L. Hazelius (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Stephen's Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Oak Grove Schoolhouse image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 22, 2009
3. Oak Grove Schoolhouse
Oak Grove Schoolhouse image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 22, 2009
4. Oak Grove Schoolhouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 29, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 752 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 29, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

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