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Near Murrells Inlet in Horry County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

St. James Rosenwald School

 
 
St. James Rosenwald School Marker (front) image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, January 14, 2010
1. St. James Rosenwald School Marker (front)
Inscription. Marker Front:
St. James Rosenwald School, which stood here from the late 1920s until the early 1970s, was one of several African-American schools in Horry County funded in part by the Julius Rosenwald Foundation. Rev. Smart Small, Sr. (1891-1961), assisted by Eugene Beaty (1889-1958), Dave Carr (1886-1992), Henry Small (1897-1999), and Richard Small, Sr. (1893-1950) led fundraising efforts.

Marker Reverse:
The school, built in 1928 or 1929, was a five-room frame schoolhouse typical of the larger rural schools built by the Rosenwald Foundation between 1917 and 1932. It educated about 150 students a year in grades 1-10, with five or six teachers. St. James Rosenwald School had two principals: Eula G. Owens (d. 1971), succeeded by her husband, Boyd Williams Owens (d. 1981). It closed in 1970 after desegregation.
 
Erected 2005 by the Burgess Organization for the Advancement of Young People, Inc. (Marker Number 26-15.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Rosenwald Schools marker series.
 
Location. 33° 37.273′ N, 79° 2.513′ W. Marker is near Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, in Horry County. Marker is on State Highway 707 0.2 miles south of McDowell
St. James Rosenwald School Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, January 14, 2010
2. St. James Rosenwald School Marker (reverse)
Short Cut Road (State Highway 477), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is on SC 707 at 10299 (Burgess Community Center) approximately 3 miles NW of US17. Marker is in this post office area: Murrells Inlet SC 29576, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Murrells Inlet Boat Captains (approx. 4 miles away); Socastee Methodist Church (approx. 4.9 miles away); Intra-Coastal Waterway (approx. 5.1 miles away); Socastee (approx. 5.1 miles away); The Sarvis House (approx. 5.1 miles away); Major General Gilbert L. Meyers (approx. 6.2 miles away); 1943 (approx. 6.6 miles away); Colonel Alva "George" Branch (approx. 6.6 miles away).
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
Present location image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, January 14, 2010
3. Present location
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 9, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 864 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 9, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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