Rocky Swamp Rosenwald School

This is the site of Rocky Swamp Rosenwald School, a frame three-room school built here in 1920-21 for African American students in Neeses and vicinity. An elementary school with two to three teachers in grades 1-9, it was one of more than 500 schools in S.C. funded in part by the Julius Rosenwald Foundation. This school was built at a total cost of $4,100, with contributions from the black community, the white community, Orangeburg County, and the Rosenwald Fund. It opened for the 1921-22 school year with 199 students and averaged 145 students until 1942. Rocky Swamp closed after the 1950-51 school year.