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Greeleyville in Williamsburg County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

McCollum-Murray House

 
 
McCollum-Murray House Marker (front) image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, May 22, 2011
1. McCollum-Murray House Marker (front)
Inscription.
[Front]
This house, with Classical Revival architectural influences, was built ca. 1906 for Edward J. McCollum (1867-1942), African-American businessman and machinist with the Mallard Lumber Company. In 1922, when twelve-year-old Charles E. Murray’s father William died, McCollum and his wife Margaret (1886-1949) took him in. They considered him their foster son and encouraged him to pursue his education.
Continued on other side

[Reverse]
Continued from other side
Charles E. Murray (1910-1999), prominent African-American educator, lived here from 1922 until he died. A graduate of what is now S.C. State University, he taught at Tomlinson High in Kingstree 1929-41 and 1945-60. He was principal of the Williamsburg County Training School (after 1972 C.E. Murray Elementary and High School) 1960-83. This house was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.
 
Erected 2007 by the Dr. Charles E. Murray Historical Foundation of Greeleyville. (Marker Number 45-17.)
 
Location. 33° 34.899′ N, 79° 59.528′ W. Marker is in Greeleyville, South Carolina, in Williamsburg County. Marker is on C.E. Murray Blvd., on
McCollum-Murray House Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, May 22, 2011
2. McCollum-Murray House Marker (reverse)
the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greeleyville SC 29056, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cantey Family Cemetery (approx. 6.2 miles away); Berkeley County (approx. 6.4 miles away); Burrows's Service Station / Cooper's Country Store (approx. 9.8 miles away); Thomas Walter (approx. 9.9 miles away); Lower Bridge: Take the Low Ground! (approx. 10.1 miles away); Battle Of Lower Bridge (approx. 10.1 miles away); The Elusive Francis Marion: Guerrilla Commander (approx. 10.4 miles away); Maham Plantation (approx. 10.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  McCollum-Murray House History. (Submitted on June 2, 2011, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina.)
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
McCollum-Murray House (Behind Marker) image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, May 22, 2011
3. McCollum-Murray House (Behind Marker)
This house was remodeled from 2007 to 2011 to become a branch library. Children of the small town of Greeleyville had only bookmobile service before.
McCollum-Murray House and Library image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, May 22, 2011
4. McCollum-Murray House and Library
C. E. Murray High School image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, July 22, 2010
5. C. E. Murray High School
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 2, 2011, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 466 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 2, 2011, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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