South Carolina Education - Chesterfield County

Year County Established

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1785

Chesterfield County

Chesterfield
 
On March 28, 1778, the South Carolina General Assembly passed an Act incorporating the St. David's Society. This organization was authorized to build and manage a "seminary of learning, and to the maintenance and education of such poor and helpless orphans and indigent children as they shall judge proper" in the Cheraws District.
On December 19, 1795, the South Carolina General Assembly passed an Act, which included instructions for all escheated property in the Cheraws District to be given to the St. David's Society.
On December 13, 1817, the South Carolina General Assembly passed an Act, which included the incorporation of the Chatham Library Society, naming five (5) trustees, and authorized assets up to $50,000.
On December 20, 1821, the South Carolina General Assembly passed an Act, which included the incorporation of the Cheraw Academical Society (Section V).
On December 19, 1827, the South Carolina General Assembly passed an Act, which included the incorporation of the Chesterfield Academy, named six (6) trustees, and authorized assets up to $10,000 (Section 2). In the same Act, they incorporated the Cheraw Literary Society, with assets up to $5,000 (Section 8).
On December 17, 1841, the South Carolina General Assembly passed an Act, which included the re-incorporation of the Cheraw Academical Society for another fourteen (14) years (Section XV).
On December 21, 1854, the South Carolina General Assembly passed an Act, which included the incorporation of the Cheraw Academical Society (Sections I & II). This was most likely a renewal, but it asserted a new incorporation.
On December 20, 1856, the South Carolina General Assembly pased an Act, which included the incorporation of the Cheraw Library Society (Sections I & II).
On December 21, 1857, the South Carolina General Assembly passed an Act, which changed the name of the Cheraw Library Society to the Cheraw Lyceum (Section V).
On December 21, 1858, the South Carolina General Assembly passed an Act, which included the incorporation of the White Plains Educational Society in the Chesterfield District, named five (5) trustees, authorized assets up to $50,000, and chartered the society for twenty-one (21) years (Section XVIII).

Organized in 1881, this Negro Presbyterian (USA) school was founded by the Rev. J.P. Crawford with support from Mrs. C.E. Coulter from whom it received its name. The Rev. G.W. Long was academy president from 1908 until 1943, and Coulter offered junior college credit, 1933-1947. The academy merged with the public school system, 1949.

On December 20, 1888, the South Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to establish a new special school district in Chesterfield County, to be known as the Town of Cheraw School District, and authorized voters to decided upon an additional special school tax not to exceed three (3) mills on real and personal property.
On December 24, 1889, the South Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to regulate the election of five (5) trustees for the Cheraw School District in Chesterfield County.
On December 20, 1893, the South Carolina General Assembly passed and Act to require all students to be bona fide residents of the Cheraw School District for at least ninety (90) days prior to admission into said school without paying tuition fees.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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