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Near Tamassee in Oconee County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Tamassee DAR School

 
 
Tamassee DAR School Marker (front) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cindy Bullard, February 11, 2010
1. Tamassee DAR School Marker (front)
Inscription.  [Marker Front] Tamassee DAR School, founded by the S.C. Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) in 1919, was established in an area described as “remote but accessible where the need was greatest.” It has long met the needs of children and families in crisis from the southern Appalachian Mountains. The S.C. Cottage, the first building on campus, was built by volunteers.

[Marker Reverse] At first a boarding school for girls and a day school for boys, Tamassee offers academic, vocational, and citizenship training. As a partner with the Oconee County School District, it served as an elementary and high school until 1965 and has since been an elementary school. The National Society of the DAR began funding the school in 1921 and continues to support its programs.
 
Erected 2009 by Tamassee DAR School. (Marker Number 37-19.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1919.
 
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34° 53.204′ N, 83° 1.001′ W. Marker is near Tamassee, South Carolina, in Oconee County. Marker is on State Highway 11, on the left when traveling north. Marker is on SC Hwy 11 across from the North entrance to the school. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tamassee SC 29686, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Texas Friendship Cottage (approx. 0.2 miles away); Josephine C. Peters — West Virginia Cottage (approx. 0.2 miles away); May Erwin Talmadge Auditorium/Gymnasium (approx. ¼ mile away); Indian Trail and Thong Tree (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Tamassee DAR School (approx. 0.3 miles away); In Memory of George R. Ryder (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Cherokee Path (approx. 1.3 miles away); Tamassee Town (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tamassee.
 
Also see . . .  Tamaseee DAR School and Childrens Home. School website. Most campus buildings and cottages are named for U.S. states. (Submitted on February 18, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina.) 
 
Tamassee DAR School Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cindy Bullard, February 11, 2010
2. Tamassee DAR School Marker (reverse)
South Gate image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cindy Bullard, February 11, 2010
3. South Gate
Tamassee DAR School Campus image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cindy Bullard, February 11, 2010
4. Tamassee DAR School Campus
South Carolina Cottage (rear) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cindy Bullard, February 11, 2010
5. South Carolina Cottage (rear)
Old Post Office image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cindy Bullard, February 11, 2010
6. Old Post Office
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 13, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,446 times since then and 141 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 13, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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