Rocky Swamp Rosenwald School

Rocky Swamp Rosenwald School (HM1YAT)

Location: Neeses, SC 29107 Orangeburg County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 28.449', W 81° 11.175'

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This is the site of the Rocky Swamp Rosenwald School, a frame three-room school built here in 1920-21 for African-American students in Neeses and vicinity. An elementary school with two to three teachers in grades 1-9, it was one of more than 500 schools in S.C. funded in part by the Julius Rosenwald Foundation.
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This school was built at a total cost of $4,100, with contributions from the black community, the white community, Orangeburg County, and the Rosenwald Fund. It opened for the 1921-22 school year with 199 students, averaging 145 students until 1942. Rocky Swamp closed after the 1950-51 school year.
Series This marker is part of the Rosenwald Schools series
Year Placed2013
Placed ByThe Rocky Swamp Rosenwald Historical Marker Committee and The Orangeburg Chapter of the Links
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Date Added Monday, May 15th, 2017 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 482694 N 3703868
Decimal Degrees33.47415000, -81.18625000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 28.449', W 81° 11.175'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 28' 26.94" N, 81° 11' 10.5" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7031 Norway Rd, Neeses SC 29107, US
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