Claflin College

Claflin College (HMW1B)

Location: Orangeburg, SC 29115 Orangeburg County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 29.83', W 80° 51.277'

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Claflin College, founded in 1869 as Claflin University, is the oldest historically black college in S.C. and was established to "advance the cause of education, and maintain a first-class institution ... open to all without distinction of race or color." It was named for two generations of the Claflin family of Mass., Lee Claflin (1791-1871), a prominent Methodist layman, and his son Gov. William Claflin (1818-1903), who supported and helped fund the new institution.

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The S.C. Agricultural and Mechanical Institute opened at Clafin in 1872 and was the predecessor of S.C. State University, founded in 1896. Claflin, associated with and supported by the Methodist Church, featured in its early years industrial, manual, and agricultural training; primary and secondary education; and college-prep and college courses, including architecture, law, teacher education, and theology. It was renamed Claflin College in 1979.

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HM NumberHMW1B
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Marker Number38-26
Year Placed1998
Placed ByClaflin College
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 1:39am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 513504 N 3706414
Decimal Degrees33.49716667, -80.85461667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 29.83', W 80° 51.277'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 29' 49.80" N, 80° 51' 16.62" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 103-121 Claflin Cir, Orangeburg SC 29115, US
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