Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Coulter Memorial Academy Site

Marker ID: SCHM 13-5
Location: on Second Street between Powe and Kershaw Streets, Cheraw
County: Chesterfield
Coordinates: N 34° 42.052    W 079° 53.154
  34.700867    -79.8859
Style: Free Standing **


Organized in 1881, this Negro Presbyterian (USA) school was founded by the Rev. J. P. Crawford with support from Mrs. C. E. Coulter from whom it received its name. The Rev. G. W. Long was academy president from 1908 until 1943, and Coulter offered junior college credit, 1933-1947. The academy merged with the public school system, 1949.

Erected by Coulter Memorial Academy National Alumni Association, Inc. - I991