In 1843 Robert Rogers, a planter at Blooming Grove Plantation, in what was then the Darlington District (present-day Florence County), built a schoolhouse for his children. The school was known as Ney School in honor of its teacher, Peter Stuart Ney. By 1870, the schoolhouse had been moved to this location on East Pocket Road.
Back Swamp School, shown here, was built in 1921 and had as many as 60 students amongst two teachers. The Ney School served as a detached library for Back Swamp School but has since been moved to a private residence. Back Swamp School closed in 1950 when its students transferred to Florence-area schools. We are actively seeking additional information to add to this entry. If you can help, please add information below. Thank you!
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