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Greenville Street Elementary — Abbeville, South Carolina

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Greenville Street Elementary

For many years, this building served as Abbeville‘s elementary school. At that time there was no parking in front of the school, so students used the entire front lawn as their playground. Upon the completion of the much larger Long Cane Primary School, this building gained new importance as the headquarters of the Abbeville County School District.

Greenville Street Elementary School

Mark Clark of Abbeville © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

The interesting jungle gym pictured below was located on the front lawn of the old school. Years ago the train and its caboose were restored and moved to Long Cane Primary School.

The Little Engine

Mark Clark of Abbeville © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

SCIWAY thanks Mark Clark, an Abbeville native currently residing in Winnsboro, for sharing these photos.

Mark writes, “I always did well in school, but I found it dreadfully boring and spent many a day playing on this train under the shade of two tall oak trees. It seemed schoolwork was never as exciting as fighting train robbers. My father and grandfather both worked on the railroad in Abbeville, so the train had deeper emotional meaning for me than it did for most of the other kids.”

Greenville Street Elementary Info

Address: Abbeville, SC 29620
GPS Coordinates: 34.184839,-82.380126

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6 Comments about Greenville Street Elementary

Lynda Dillard Flowe says:
January 31st, 2019 at 1:10 pm

I attended Greenville St as a first go. Mrs McAllister was my teacher.
Prior to beginning first grade my family lived in the teacherage next to the school. My father, Charles Dillard, taught at the high school. I remember Mr. Hite and eating lunch on the playground because there was no cafeteria. (1954)

Michael Smith says:
July 13th, 2016 at 8:41 am

I remember the train as well. I also remember Mr. Hite, Ms. Cox health teacher and Mrs. Goings my music teacher! She gave me a whipping that lasted to this day. I’ll never forget it. Clarkie Ponds also got a lashing. We acted up at some event so I’m sure we deserved it!

Court Heath says:
February 13th, 2016 at 8:27 am

I played on this train many times myself.

Tamikia Williams says:
December 13th, 2015 at 4:37 pm


I would like to use your picture of Greenville Street Elementary school for a project, pleas e let me know if this is ok?


Court Heath says:
January 26th, 2014 at 11:55 pm

I was going to be sent to a private school in Greenwood. Then I saw the train and begged to go to school in Abbeville. I won. I remember Mr. Hite (the principal) well.

Ralph Koerber says:
August 23rd, 2012 at 2:35 pm

Whenever the teachers could not find me at my desk as I was supposed to be, I could be found in the playground at Greenville Elementary on the train.


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