Ney School / Back Swamp School

Ney School / Back Swamp School (HMOYL)

Location: Florence, SC 29506 Florence County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 16.439', W 79° 43.087'

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Ney School
About 1843 Robert Rogers (1808-1882), a planter at "Blooming Grove" in the Back Swamp community of what was then Darlington District, built a plantation schoolhouse and hired Peter Stuart Ney (d. 1846) to teach his children. The original building, moved here in 1870, was later the library for Back Swamp School (1921-1950). In 1970 it was moved to the home of Evander McIver Ervin.

Back Swamp School
This school, the second on the site, was built in 1921 by Back Swamp residents. An elementary school sometimes known as St. Winifred's, it boasted as many as two teachers and sixty students in some years. When it closed in 1950 its students were transferred to Florence schools; it has since served as the Back Swamp Community Center.
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HM NumberHMOYL
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Marker Number21-13
Year Placed2000
Placed ByThe Darlington County Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 12:09am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 618001 N 3793278
Decimal Degrees34.27398333, -79.71811667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 16.439', W 79° 43.087'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 16' 26.34" N, 79° 43' 5.22" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 694 State Rd S-21-26, Florence SC 29506, US
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