Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Mather School

Marker ID: SCHM 7-16
Location: on the east side of SC 281, 100 yards south of the intersection of SC 281 and Reynolds Street, Beaufort
County: Beaufort
Coordinates: N 32° 25.203    W 080° 41.305
  32.42005    -80.688417
Style: Free Standing **


Shortly after the Civil War, Mather School was founded here by Rachel Crane Mather of Boston. In 1882 the Woman´s American Baptist Home Mission Society assumed support of the venture, operating it as a normal school for black girls. With some changes, the school continued until 1968, when it was closed and sold to the state for the educational benefit of all races.

Erected by Mather School Alumnae Association - I 982