Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Rocky Swamp Rosenwald School

Marker ID: SCHM 38-37
Location: 7066 Norway Road, Neeses, SC
County: Orangeburg
Coordinates: N 33° 28.449    W 081° 11.175
  33.47415    -81.18625
Style: Free Standing **


Rocky Swamp Rosenwald School

(side 1)
This is the site of the Rocky Swamp Rosenwald School, a frame three-room school built here in 1920-21 for African-American students in Neeses and vicinity. An elementary school with two to three teachers in grades 1-9, it was one of more than 500 schools in S.C. funded in part by the Julius Rosenwald Foundation.

(side 2)
This school was built at a total cost of $4,100, with contributions from the black community, the white community, Orangeburg County, and the Rosenwald Fund. It opened for the 1921-22 school year with 199 students, averaging 145 students until 1942. Rocky Swamp closed after the 1950-51 school year.

Erected 2013 by The Rocky Swamp Rosenwald Historical Marker Committee
and The Orangeburg Chapter of the Links.


More Information:
Wikipedia - Rosenwald School
National Trust for Historic Preservation - Rosenwald Schools, A National Treasure
Wikipedia - Julius Rosenwald
Wikipedia - Booker T. Washington