John De La Howe / John De La Howe School

John De La Howe / John De La Howe School (HM60F)

Location: McCormick, SC 29835 McCormick County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 57.455', W 82° 25.344'

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John De La Howe
Dr. John De La Howe, a French physician, came to South Carolina in 1764 and settled in the New Bordeaux community by the 1760s. His will left most of his estate, including Lethe Plantation, to the Agricultural Society of South Carolina to establish a home and school for underprivileged children. The Lethe Agricultural Seminary was founded here after De La Howe's death in 1797. Initially restricted

John De La Howe School
to 24 boys and girls from what was then Abbeville County, with preference given to orphans, the school emphasized manual training, or instruction in operating a self-sufficient farm. In 1918 it was turned over to the State of South Carolina, opened to children from every county in the state, and renamed John De La Howe School; it is now a group child care agency serving over 200 students a year.
HM NumberHM60F
Series This marker is part of the South Carolina: McCormick County Historical Society series
Marker Number33-12
Year Placed1997
Placed ByMcCormick County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 3:28am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 368574 N 3758364
Decimal Degrees33.95758333, -82.42240000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 57.455', W 82° 25.344'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 57' 27.30" N, 82° 25' 20.64" W
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Area Code(s)864, 803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6954-7538 SC-81, McCormick SC 29835, US
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