Mather Academy

Mather Academy (HMIE2)

Location: Camden, SC 29020 Kershaw County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 14.759', W 80° 36.691'

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Mather Academy was founded in 1887 by the New England Southern Conference of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church. It succeeded a freedmen's school opened during Reconstruction by Sarah Babcock, who returned to Massachusetts, married Rev. James Mather, and became the corresponding secretary of the Southern Conference when it organized in 1883. The Methodists opened a "Model Home and Industrial School" on this site in 1887.

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Mather Academy educated girls, and later boys, in grades 1-11 until grade 12 was added in 1928. The Southern Assn. of Secondary Schools and Colleges gave it an "A" rating in 1937. A new main building, library, chapel, dormitories, and gym were all built between 1900 and 1964. In 1959 Mather merged with the Boylan-Haven School of Jacksonville, Fla., to become Boylan-Haven-Mather Academy. It closed here in 1983; the last building was demolished in 1995.
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HM NumberHMIE2
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Marker Number28-11
Year Placed2000
Placed ByThe Boylan-Haven-Mather Academy National Alumni Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 9:46am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 535771 N 3789498
Decimal Degrees34.24598333, -80.61151667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 14.759', W 80° 36.691'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 14' 45.54" N, 80° 36' 41.46" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 811 W Dekalb St, Camden SC 29020, US
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