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West Union in Oconee County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

West Union Grammar School / West Union Grammar School

 
 
West Union Grammar School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, April 8, 2013
1. West Union Grammar School Marker
Inscription.  
West Union Grammar School
West Union Graded School, also known as West Union Grammar School or West Union Elementary School, was built here in 1923-24. In 1922, trustees purchased 4 acres from Marvin Phinney for a new school to replace an earlier frame building. This two-story brick school was ready for the opening of the 1924-25 school year with Jerome Douglass as its principal and 5 teachers for about 100-150 students in grades 1-6.

West Union Elementary School
Miss Clara Smith taught here for more than 40 years, from the mid-1920s until the school closed in 1969. She usually taught two or more grades a year and was also West Union's last principal form 1949 to 1969. The town of West Union purchased the school from the Oconee County School District in 1969, leasing it back to the district for office space 1971-1981.
 
Erected 2013 by West Union School Preservation Association. (Marker Number 37-18.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1922.
 
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45.733′ N, 83° 2.347′ W. Marker is in West Union, South Carolina, in Oconee County. Marker is on Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway (State Highway 11) north of Sangamo Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Union SC 29696, 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. West Union Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Walhalla (approx. 1.2 miles away); Newberry College (approx. 1˝ miles away); Oconee Heritage Center (approx. 1.6 miles away); Duty, Honor, Country (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Silver Rose (approx. 1.6 miles away); Combat Infantrymen Monument (approx. 1.6 miles away); Oconee County Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); Colonel R.T. Jaynes (approx. 1.6 miles away); Patriot's Hall: Oconee Veterans Museum (approx. 1.7 miles away).
 
West Union Elementary School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, April 8, 2013
2. West Union Elementary School Marker
West Union Grammar School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, April 8, 2013
3. West Union Grammar School Marker
West Union Grammar Elementary Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, April 8, 2013
4. West Union Grammar Elementary Marker
West Union Grammar School / West Union Grammar School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, May 19, 2018
5. West Union Grammar School / West Union Grammar School Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2013, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 583 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 25, 2013, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5. submitted on December 3, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio.

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