Historic Markers Across South Carolina



Ney School



Marker ID: SCHM 21-13
Location: on E Pocket Rd at Backswamp Dr.
County: Florence
Coordinates: N 34° 16.440    W 079° 43.085
  34.274    -79.71808333
Style: Free Standing **
 



Text:

About 1843 Robert Rogers (1808-1882), a planter at "Blooming Grove" in the Back Swamp community of what was then Darlington District, built a plantation schoolhouse and hired Peter Stuart Ney (d. 1846) to teach his children. The original building, moved here in 1870, was later the library for Back Swamp School (1921-1950). In 1970 it was moved to the home of Evander McIver Ervin.

ERECTED BY THE DARLINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL COMMISSION, 2000


Notes:

Two sided marker - BACK SWAMP SCHOOL