Irmo in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Richlex School Site
Erected 1990 by Class of 1970. (Marker Number 40-113.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Rosenwald Schools marker series.
Location. 34° 6.313′ N, 81° 11.186′ W. Marker is in Irmo, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is on Broad River Road (U.S. 176), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located today at Dutch Fork Elementary School. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7900 Broad River Road, Irmo SC 29063, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bethlehem Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Town of Irmo (approx. 1½ miles away); St. Paul Church / Oak Grove (approx. 1.6 miles away); World War II Bombing Ranges (approx. 3.6 miles away); Lake Murray Pine Grove Rosenwald School (approx. 4.6 miles away); a different marker also named Bethlehem Church (approx. 4.7 miles away); St. Andrew's Lutheran Church (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Irmo.
Also see . . .
1. Julius Rosenwald. Over the course of his life, Rosenwald and his fund donated over 70 million dollars to public schools, colleges and universities, museums, Jewish charities and black institutions. The rural school building program was one of the largest programs administered by the Rosenwald Fund. It contributed more than four million dollars in matching funds to the construction of more than 5,000 schools, shops, and teachers' homes in the South. These schools became informally known as "Rosenwald Schools." (Submitted on May 5, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Dutch Fork Elementary. In 1953, the school's name was changed to Richlex to reflect the consolidation of five schools from area black communities in Richland and Lexington counties. In 1968, Lexington/Richland Five became one of the first districts in South Carolina to abolish the dual school system. (Submitted on May 7, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • African Americans • Education •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 5, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 585 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on May 5, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.