Historic Markers Across South Carolina



Winyah Schools



Marker ID: SCHM 22-20
Location: 1200 Highmarket Street, Georgetown
County: Georgetown
Coordinates: N 33° 22.356    W 079° 17.193
  33.3726    -79.28655
Style: Free Standing **
 



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Winyah Indigo School District was created in 1885 to maintain public education in Georgetown. In 1887, the district assumed the existing school owned by the Winyah Indigo Society, established 1755. Completed in 1908 was a building housing grades 1-10, which still stands. Winyah High, built here in 1938, was integrated 1970. It burned in 1981. The new high school of 1985 became Georgetown High when Winyah and Howard consolidated.

Erected by Senior Classes 1981-85 - 1985