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

Winyah Schools

 
 
Winyah Schools Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
1. Winyah Schools Marker
Inscription.
Winyah Indigo School District was created in 1885 to maintain public education in Georgetown. In 1887, the district assumed the existing school owned by the Winyah Indigo Society, established in 1755. Completed in 1908 was a building housing grades 1-10, which still stands. Winyah High, built here in 1938, was integrated 1970. It burned in 1981. The new high school of 1985 became Georgetown High when Winyah and Howard consolidated.
 
Erected 1985 by the senior classes of 1891–85. (Marker Number 22-20.)
 
Location. 33° 22.356′ N, 79° 17.193′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, South Carolina, in Georgetown County. Marker is on Highmarket Street east of Dozier Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 Highmarket Street, Georgetown SC 29440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Bethesda Baptist Church (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mount Olive Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Howard School (approx. mile away); Robert Stewart House
Winyah Schools Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 1, 2017
2. Winyah Schools Marker
(approx. mile away); Kaminski House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rainey-Camlin House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Landing of Lafayette (approx. 0.3 miles away); Methodists (approx. 0.3 miles away); City of Georgetown (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Also see . . .  Winyah Indigo School. The Winyah Indigo School is comprised of a 1908 graded school and auditorium, and a ca. 1924 auditorium extension and high school addition to the rear. It was constructed in the Classical Revival style. (Submitted on April 23, 2017, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Education
 
Georgetown High School image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
3. Georgetown High School
Marker is in front of this building.
Georgetown School for the Arts and Sciences, former Winyah School image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 1, 2017
4. Georgetown School for the Arts and Sciences, former Winyah School
Georgetown School for the Arts and Sciences, former Winyah School image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 1, 2017
5. Georgetown School for the Arts and Sciences, former Winyah School
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 22, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 833 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 22, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   2. submitted on April 23, 2017, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on May 22, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on April 23, 2017, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of grade 1-10 school building mentioned on the marker • Can you help?
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