Dennis High School

Dennis High School (HMIKS)

Location: Bishopville, SC 29010 Lee County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 13.451', W 80° 14.926'

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(Front text)
Dennis High School, built in 1936, was the first high school for African-American students in Lee County. Built on land donated by philanthropist Rebecca Dennis, it was named in her honor. This school was originally intended as an elementary school, but when the old elementary school burned shortly before this school opened it became both an elementary school and high school. It was the only black high school in Lee County for several years.
(Reverse text)
The auditorium here was a significant social center for blacks throughout Lee County. In 1948, when a new Dennis High School opened, this became Dennis Elementary School. In 1954, a state program to equalize funding for black and white schools built a new Dennis High and Elementary School. The original Dennis High School was renovated and served as Dennis Primary School until it closed in 1970. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.
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HM NumberHMIKS
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Marker Number31-18
Year Placed2007
Placed ByThe Dennis Community Development Corporation of Lee County
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 1:07am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 569192 N 3787268
Decimal Degrees34.22418333, -80.24876667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 13.451', W 80° 14.926'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 13' 27.06" N, 80° 14' 55.56" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401-413 W Cedar Ln, Bishopville SC 29010, US
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