Historic Markers Across South Carolina



Chestnut Consolidated High School



Marker ID: SCHM 26-27
Location: At N. Myrtle Beach Middle School on SC 90, Little River, SC
County: Horry
Coordinates: N 33° 51.193    W 078° 40.772
  33.85321666    -78.67953333
Style: Free Standing **
 



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CHESTNUT CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL

Chestnut Consolidated School, which was located here 1954-1970, was built under the equalization program of Gov. James F. Byrnes, intended to preserve segregation by building new schools for blacks. Named to honor Horry County educator J.T. Chestnut (1885-1967), it educated African-American students in grades 1-12.
CHESTNUT CONSOLIDATED HIGH SCHOOL

This school, consolidating schools in several northeastern Horry County communities, was a one-story brick building with two wings. After county schools desegregated in 1970, it became North Myrtle Beach High School and was later North Myrtle Beach Middle School. The 1954 building was demolished in 1995.

Erected by the Chestnut Consolidated High School Alumni Association, 2011



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South Carolina Historic Markers - CHESTNUT CONSOLIDATED/SCHOOL / CHESTNUT CONSOLIDATED/HIGH SCHOOL