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Butler School — Hartsville, South Carolina


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The Hartsville Graded School opened in 1900 and was the first public school for African-American students in Hartsville. The school was located on the present site of Pride Park. It was renamed the Darlington County Training School in 1918 before relocating to this site in 1921.

Butler School Hartsville

Bill Segars of Hartsville, 2012 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

The Darlington County Training School was renamed Butler School in 1939 for the Reverend Henry H. Butler, principal of the school at both locations from 1909-1946 and also pastor of neighboring Jerusalem Baptist Church. The school served the African-American population of Hartsville under all three names during segregation and then continued as a junior high and high school before closing after the 1982-1983 school year.

Butler School Marker

Bill Segars of Hartsville, 2012 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

The original school building burned in 1961 and was rebuilt soon afterwards. Other structures gracing the historic campus were built from 1936 through the mid-1960s.

Butler High School

Jannie Harriot of Hartsville, 2015 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

After the school closed, a group consisting of alumni, past faculty of the school, and community members formed to organize the Butler Heritage Foundation, founded in 1991. The group’s efforts led to the preservation and restoration of the school as a community center, which celebrates Butler Heritage Week each year in July.

Reflections on the Butler School


Contributor Jannie Harriot shares, “Butler High School was the school for African American children in Hartsville for many years. I attended this school for grades 3-12 and graduated in 1960. All my siblings (6) went to this school. The school is now own as a community center run by the Butler Heritage Foundation.”

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Butler School Info


Address: 1103 South 6th Street, Hartsville, SC 29550
GPS Coordinates: 34.358888,-80.069275
Website: http://www.butlerheritagefoundation.org

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2 Comments about Butler School

Lisa Cline says:
August 26th, 2019 at 12:58 pm

Hello! My mom found a high school ring and would like to give it back to the person it may belong to. I just don’t know where to start since the school has closed. Any info would be helpful. Thank you. 843-287-6971

leona marine says:
June 25th, 2018 at 9:09 am

Yes, enjoyed this page.




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