Granard Graded and High School / Granard High School

Granard Graded and High School / Granard High School (HMFVZ)

Location: Gaffney, SC 29341 Cherokee County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 3.935', W 81° 39.7'

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Granard Graded and High School
This is the original location of Granard Graded and High School, also known as Granard Street School. It was built here between 1905 and 1914 and included the first black high school in Gaffney. The first high school graduating class numbered two students in 1923. J.E. Gaffney served as Granard's principal for more than thirty years. A new Granard High, a brick building, was built on Rutledge Avenue in 1937.

Granard High School
The 1937 Granard High School included grades 1-11 until 1947, then added grade 12. Standard courses for grades 8-11 were supplemented by industrial and home economics courses, sports, music, art, and other activities. Granard High School organized its first sports team in 1928 and its first band and chorus in 1947. The school closed in 1968 when Cherokee County schools were desegregated.
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HM NumberHMFVZ
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Marker Number11-7
Year Placed2008
Placed ByCherokee Historical and Preservation Society and the Cherokee County African-American Heritage Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 10:06pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 439669 N 3880516
Decimal Degrees35.06558333, -81.66166667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 3.935', W 81° 39.7'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 3' 56.10" N, 81° 39' 42.00" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1017-1053 S Granard St, Gaffney SC 29341, US
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