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Westminster High School – Westminster, South Carolina


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Located in the upper western corner of South Carolina, Westminster became a thriving railroad and textile town at the end of the nineteenth century. Established as a water stop along the Southern Railway, the town soon became a booming textile manufacturing village when Oconee Mills set up shop here in the late 1800s. Beacon Manufacturing, a cotton blanket mill, was established here in 1904 and is still in operation. Westminster High School was built in 1924 in the “Mill Hill” section of Westminster – the mill village – to educate the children of mill workers as well as other area students as the town progressed.

Westminster High School

William H. Myers, III of Seneca, 2014 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

When built, Westminster High School boasted an auditorium that could seat 1,300 people. The main building included eight classrooms, a domestic sciences suite, and an agricultural sciences suite. The school served local high school students until it consolidated with Oakway High School in 1983 to form West Oak High School. Westminster High School has sat vacant since the construction of the larger West Oak High School.


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Address: College Street, Westminster, SC 29693
GPS Coordinates: 34.665615,-83.091792


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4 Comments about Westminster High School

SCIWAYNo Gravatar says:
December 19th, 2016 at 8:37 am

Thank you, Thomas!

Thomas BrownNo Gravatar says:
December 18th, 2016 at 8:49 am

This building was replaced by a new high school on Walhalla Highway in the mid 1950s that was used as a high school until consolidation with Oakway High School. The pictured building was used as an elementary school for a number of years following the move to the new high school.

Trena Lynn Smith says:
February 24th, 2016 at 7:10 pm

I would love to turn this into an upscale assisted living.

Christy Compton Nicholson says:
February 24th, 2016 at 1:10 am

Is this not the old college street middle school?





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