Johnston Schools / Johnston Educators

Johnston Schools / Johnston Educators (HMIS3)

Location: Johnston, SC 29832 Edgefield County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 50.023', W 81° 48.237'

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[Front] Johnston's first school opened on this site in 1873. The Male and Female Academy was a boarding school, with Rev. Luther Broaddus as its first principal. Alternately a private and public school during its early history, it was reorganized in 1884 as the Johnston Male and Female Institute. It became Johnston High School when it was sold to the town in 1906. A three-story brick high school was built here in 1910; it was torn down when the school closed in 1961.

[Reverse] Henry Simms Hartzog (1866-1953), superintendent of the Institute 1895-97, left Johnston to become the third president of Clemson College. Dr. John Lake, who succeeded Hartzog as superintendent, was later a Baptist missionary to China. Joseph Earle Jacobs (1893-1971), a graduate of Johnston High School who taught there 1914-15, was a career diplomat in the U.S. Foreign Service 1915-57, most notably as Ambassador to Czechoslovakia (1949) and to Poland (1955-57).
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HM NumberHMIS3
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Marker Number19-17
Year Placed2008
Placed ByThe Ridge Heritage Association
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Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 12:30pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 425611 N 3744009
Decimal Degrees33.83371667, -81.80395000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 50.023', W 81° 48.237'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 50' 1.38" N, 81° 48' 14.22" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 498-522 Lee St, Johnston SC 29832, US
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