Jericho School – Cottageville, South Carolina
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We have been informed that due to disrepair the school building was unfortunately demolished sometime in 2016. The lot it stands on is now empty and overgrown.
This former schoolhouse in rural Cottageville was built in the early part of the twentieth century to serve local black students during the Jim Crow era. Called Jericho School for the nearby Jericho Church (now Jericho United Methodist Church) which supported the school, the building originally sat on the church grounds. At some point the church was moved to its current site, where it operated for decades as a daycare center. The Jericho School closed in the early 1950s.
The school was likely built with funds from both the church and the community, as it was not one of Colleton County‘s Rosenwald Schools. Rosenwald Schools were schools built for African American students with partial funding from then-president of Sears and Roebuck, Julius Rosenwald. Schools established with the help of Rosenwald funding were typically rural Southern schools. Below is an historical photo of the Jericho School before it was moved.
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Address: 977 Peirce Road, Cottageville, SC 29435
GPS Coordinates: 32.945055,-80.468290
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