Fountain Inn in Greenville County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Fountain Inn Rosenwald School
The Fountain Inn Rosenwald School, also known as the Fountain Inn Colored School, was a complex of several buildings built here from 1928 to 1942. The first school, a frame seven-room elementary school for grades 1-7, was a Rosenwald school, one of 500 rural schools in S.C. funded in part by the Julius Rosenwald Fund from 1917 to 1932. It was built in 1928-29 at a cost of $7,200.
The Fountain Inn Colored High School, a frame three-room high school for grades 8-11, was built in 1930. A frame teacherage was built in 1935 for principal Gerard A. Anderson, and by 1942 this complex included a library, gymnasium, and three new classrooms. The high school closed in 1954, and the elementary school closed in 1960. The 1935 teacherage is the only building standing; the rest were demolished in 2000.
Erected 2011 by City of Fountain Inn and the Greenville County Historic Preservation Commission. (Marker Number 23-45.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Rosenwald Schools, and the South Carolina, Greenville County Historic Preservation Commission marker series.
Location. 34° 41.8′ N, 82° 11.55′ W. Marker is in Fountain Inn, South Carolina, in Greenville Touch for map. Marker is located at the start of a short trail that is part of the Swamp Rabbit Trail, a walking/biking trail in Greenville County. Marker is in this post office area: Fountain Inn SC 29644, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mrs. Emmie Fulmer (approx. half a mile away); Clayton "Peg Leg" Bates (approx. half a mile away); Fountain Inn Veterans Monument (approx. half a mile away); Snow Campaign Chapter Marker (approx. half a mile away); Eve (approx. half a mile away); Fountain Inn High School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Charles G. Garrett Interchange (approx. 1.4 miles away); Old Fountain Inn (approx. 1.4 miles away); Cherokee Boundary (1767) (approx. 1.4 miles away); Cannon Memorial Park Veterans Monument (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fountain Inn.
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1. Fountain Inn Opening Southern Section of GHS Swamp Rabbit. The City of Fountain Inn will open the newest section of the Greenville Hospital System Swamp Rabbit Trail this Saturday, August 20th at 10:00 AM. (Submitted on December 15, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Fountain Inn Colored High School 1948-1953. The first school for Negro youth of the community was on a site (Submitted on December 15, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. Fountain Inn Principal's House and Teacherage. The Fountain Inn Principal’s House and Teacherage, built in 1935, is significant for its historical association with the Fountain Inn Negro School and African-American history in Fountain Inn. (Submitted on December 15, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
4. Rosenwald School. A Rosenwald School was the name informally applied to over five thousand schools, shops, and teachers' homes in the United States which were built primarily for the education of African-Americans in the early 20th century. (Submitted on December 15, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
5. Julius Rosenwald. Julius Rosenwald (August 12, 1862 – January 6, 1932) was a U.S. clothier, manufacturer, business executive, and philanthropist. (Submitted on December 15, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Categories. • African Americans • Charity & Public Work • Education •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 15, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 638 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 15, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.