Fountain Inn in Greenville County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Fountain Inn Rosenwald School
The Fountain Inn Rosenwald School, also known as the Fountain Inn Colored School, was a complex of several buildings built here from 1928 to 1942. The first school, a frame seven-room elementary school for grades 1-7, was a Rosenwald school, one of 500 rural schools in S.C. funded in part by the Julius Rosenwald Fund from 1917 to 1932. It was built in 1928-29 at a cost of $7,200.
The Fountain Inn Colored High School, a frame three-room high school for grades 8-11, was built in 1930. A frame teacherage was built in 1935 for principal Gerard A. Anderson, and by 1942 this complex included a library, gymnasium, and three new classrooms. The high school closed in 1954, and the elementary school closed in 1960. The 1935 teacherage is the only building standing; the rest were demolished in 2000.
Erected 2011 by City of Fountain Inn and the Greenville County Historic Preservation Commission. (Marker Number 23-45.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans Charity & Public Work • Education. In addition, it is included in the Rosenwald Schools, and the South Carolina, Greenville County Historic Preservation Commission series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1928.
Location. 34° 41.8′ N, 82° 11.55′ W. Marker is in Fountain Inn, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Marker is at the intersection of Duckett Street and Mount Zion Drive (County Road 89) on Duckett Street. Marker is located at the start of a short trail that is part of the Swamp Rabbit Trail, a walking/biking trail in Greenville County. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fountain Inn SC 29644, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fountain Inn Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mrs. Emmie Fulmer (approx. half a mile away); Clayton "Peg Leg" Bates (approx. half a mile away); Fountain Inn Veterans Monument (approx. half a mile away); Snow Campaign Chapter Marker (approx. half a mile away); Eve (approx. half a mile away); Fountain Inn High School (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker Fountain Inn High School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fountain Inn Cotton Mill / Woodside Mill and Village (approx. 0.7 miles away); Charles G. Garrett Interchange (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fountain Inn.
Also see . . .
1. Fountain Inn Colored High School 1948-1953. The first school for Negro youth of the community was on a site that now is located across the Atlantic Coast Line railroad track off highway 14 in the vicinity of Bates Street in Fountain Inn. (Submitted on December 15, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Fountain Inn Principal's House and Teacherage. The Fountain Inn Principal’s House and Teacherage, built in 1935, is significant for its historical association with the Fountain Inn Negro School and African-American history in Fountain Inn. (Submitted on December 15, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. Rosenwald School. A Rosenwald School was the name informally applied to over five thousand schools, shops, and teachers' homes in the United States which were built primarily for the education of African-Americans in the early 20th century. (Submitted on December 15, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
4. Julius Rosenwald. Julius Rosenwald (August 12, 1862 – January 6, 1932) was a U.S. clothier, manufacturer, business executive, and philanthropist. (Submitted on December 15, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 15, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 978 times since then and 128 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 15, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.