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

Winyah Schools

 
 
Winyah Schools Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
1. Winyah Schools Marker
Inscription.  
Winyah Indigo School District was created in 1885 to maintain public education in Georgetown. In 1887, the district assumed the existing school owned by the Winyah Indigo Society, established in 1755. Completed in 1908 was a building housing grades 1-10, which still stands. Winyah High, built here in 1938, was integrated 1970. It burned in 1981. The new high school of 1985 became Georgetown High when Winyah and Howard consolidated.
 
Erected 1985 by the senior classes of 1891–85. (Marker Number 22-20.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1885.
 
Location. 33° 22.356′ N, 79° 17.193′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, South Carolina, in Georgetown County. Marker is on Highmarket Street east of Dozier Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 Highmarket Street, Georgetown SC 29440, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Potter's Field (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line);
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Bethesda Baptist Church (about 700 feet away); Mount Olive Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); James A. Bowley (approx. 0.2 miles away); Howard School (approx. ¼ mile away); Robert Stewart House (approx. ¼ mile away); Kaminski House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rainey-Camlin House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Landing of Lafayette (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Also see . . .  Winyah Indigo School. The Winyah Indigo School is comprised of a 1908 graded school and auditorium, and a ca. 1924 auditorium extension and high school addition to the rear. It was constructed in the Classical Revival style. (Submitted on April 23, 2017, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Winyah Schools Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, April 1, 2017
2. Winyah Schools Marker
Georgetown High School image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
3. Georgetown High School
Marker is in front of this building.
Georgetown School for the Arts and Sciences, former Winyah School image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, April 1, 2017
4. Georgetown School for the Arts and Sciences, former Winyah School
Georgetown School for the Arts and Sciences, former Winyah School image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, April 1, 2017
5. Georgetown School for the Arts and Sciences, former Winyah School
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 23, 2017. It was originally submitted on May 22, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,204 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 22, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   2. submitted on April 23, 2017, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on May 22, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   4, 5. submitted on April 23, 2017, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
 
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