Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Downer Institute & School

Marker ID:  2-18
Location: On Williston Rd (US 278) at Hammond Rd, Spiderweb, SC.
County: Aiken
Coordinates: N 33° 25.370    W 081° 51.641
  33.42283333    -81.86068333
Style: Free Standing **


It was named for benefactor Alexander Downer (1752-1820), whose will established an orphanage and school at Beech Island. By 1898 the General Assembly, at the request of Aiken County citizens, reestablished Downer School for the community at large; the school reopened in 1899

Downer School 1924-1986