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

Howard School

 
 
Howard School Marker after Restoration in 2019 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kent C Hermes, October 25, 2019
1. Howard School Marker after Restoration in 2019
Inscription.  
After purchasing this land January 1, 1866, Georgetown Colored Academy built a school here. By 1908 the old building had been torn down and a new school built, its name changed to Howard. The elementary department moved into a new structure on Kaminski Street in 1938; the high school followed in 1949. After the 1984 graduation, predominantly black Howard merged with mostly white Winyah School to form Georgetown High School.
 
Erected 1986 by Georgetown Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta. (Marker Number 22-21.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansColonial Era. A significant historical date for this entry is January 1, 1866.
 
Location. 33° 22.305′ N, 79° 16.971′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, South Carolina, in Georgetown County. Marker is at the intersection of Duke Street and King Street, on the left when traveling east on Duke Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Mount Olive Baptist Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); James A. Bowley (about 600
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feet away); Bethesda Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Methodists (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bethel Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Beth Elohim Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rainey-Camlin House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Winyah Schools (approx. ¼ mile away); Joseph Hayne Rainey (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Howard School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
2. Howard School Marker
Marker at Empty Lot image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
3. Marker at Empty Lot
Howard School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, April 1, 2017
4. Howard School Marker
Howard School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, April 1, 2017
5. Howard School Marker
Howard School image. Click for full size.
circa 1910
6. Howard School
The photo is from The Green Book of South Carolina.
1867 Freedmen's Bureau Contract for School Construction image. Click for full size.
circa 1867
7. 1867 Freedmen's Bureau Contract for School Construction
1867 Freedmen's Bureau Contract & Specifications for Construction of Georgetown Colored Academy also known as Howard School
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 22, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,544 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 25, 2021, by Kent C Hermes of Georgetown, South Carolina.   2, 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.   6. submitted on October 27, 2021, by Kent C Hermes of Georgetown, South Carolina.   7. submitted on January 11, 2022, by Kent C Hermes of Georgetown, South Carolina.
 
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