Coastal Counties

Learn about significant places in the following coastal counties: Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dillon, Dorchester, Florence, Georgetown, Hampton, Horry, Jasper, Marion, Marlboro, and Williamsburg. 

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Beaufort County - Dafauskie Island
Beaufort County - Dafauskie Island

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By the 1940s and 1950s, outside competition had caused many to leave Dafauskie island and search for jobs elsewhere, leaving the population in 1980 at less than seventy-five people. Because of its...
Beaufort County - Michael C. Riley School
Beaufort County - Michael C. Riley School

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This is the site of two schools that served the black community of southern Beaufort County for most of the twentieth century. Bluffton Graded School, a small frame building constructed about 1900...
Beaufort County - The Green
Beaufort County - The Green

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The Green has long served as a meeting place and celebration site for St. Helena Island's African American residents. Such activities as Emancipation Day, celebrating the adoption of the Emancipation...
Beaufort County | Mather School
Beaufort County | Mather School

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Shortly after the Civil War, Rachel Crane Mather of Boston founded Mather School in Beaufort. In 1882 the Woman's American Baptist Home Mission Society assumed support of the venture, operating it as...
Berkeley County - Dixie Training School
Berkeley County - Dixie Training School

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The first public school for blacks in Moncks Corner was founded in 1880. Classes were held in local churches until the first school was built in 1900. The three-room school built here 1918-1920 at a...
Berkeley County - Varner Town Indian Community
Berkeley County - Varner Town Indian Community

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The South Carolina Board of Education established a state-funded Indian school for the Varner Town Indian Community in 1938. This one-room school was closed by the state in 1963, forcing integration...
Charleston County - Harleston-Boags Funeral Home
Charleston County - Harleston-Boags Funeral Home

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In 1917 Harleston organized the first branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (N.A.A.C.P.) in Charleston, and many meetings were held in this building. Prominent...
Charleston County - Jenkins Orphanage Band
Charleston County - Jenkins Orphanage Band

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This building, which was designed by Robert Mills, was constructed in 1833 for the care of sick and disabled seamen. After the Civil War, it became a school for African American children. From 1895 to...
Colleton County - Tuskegee Training Ground
Colleton County - Tuskegee Training Ground

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In the late 1920's end 1930's a rough landing strip was made on the farm of C.C. Anderson just outside of Walterboro. Starting in 1941, as part of the World War II effort, the U.S. Government acquired...
Georgetown County - Fannie Carolina House
Georgetown County - Fannie Carolina House

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This residence, located in the Georgetown Historic District, was the home of Mrs. Fannie Carolina, Jonathan A. Baxter House founder and owner of the Fan-O-Lin Beauty School. The Beauty School was one...