Ora School – Ora, South Carolina
South Carolina | SC Picture Project | Laurens County Photos | Ora School
Edit This Page | Leave A Comment
This early schoolhouse stands vacant and crumbling in the rural Laurens County hamlet of Ora. The town was called Scuffletown for most of the nineteenth century due the popular “scuffle matches,” or staged fights, that took place in the local general store. When the Charleston and Western Carolina Railway laid tracks in Scuffletown in 1885, the name was changed to Ora. Legend holds that a surveyor named the town after his sweetheart.
This school served students through the early part of the twentieth century before becoming a community center some time in the mid-1900s. While in relatively decent condition considering its abandoned state, the building is in need of attention, particularly the roof.
We would like to make this page better. Do you have information about the Ora School that you would like to share? If so, please send it to the South Carolina Picture Project. Thank you!
Ora School Info
Address: United States Highway 221, Ora, SC 29335
GPS Coordinates: 34.584960,-81.994510
Ora School Map
Ora School Add Info and More Photos
The purpose of the South Carolina Picture Project is to celebrate the beauty of the Palmetto State and create a permanent digital repository for our cultural landmarks and natural landscapes. We invite you to add additional pictures (paintings, photos, etc) of Ora School, and we also invite you to add info, history, stories, and travel tips. Together, we hope to build one of the best and most loved SC resources in the world!
Ora School - Related Entries
You may not use them in any form without written consent.