Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Voorhees College

Marker ID: SCHM 5-6
Location: at the entrance to the Voorhees College Campus, E. Voorhees Rd. (S.C. Sec. Rd. 5-12), Denmark, SC
County: Bamberg
Coordinates: N 33° 18.53    W 081° 7.858
  33.30883333    -81.13096666
Style: Free Standing **


Voorhees College, founded by Elizabeth Evelyn Wright in 1897 as the Denmark Industrial School, was an effort to emphasize a vocational curriculum for rural African American students on the model of the Tuskegee Institute. The school, with funding