Cherry Hill School

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Cherry Hill School
Cherry Hill School is located in South Carolina
Cherry Hill School
Cherry Hill School is located in the United States
Cherry Hill School
Location210 Dillon Rd., Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Coordinates32°14′05″N 80°41′28″W / 32.2347°N 80.6912°W / 32.2347; -80.6912Coordinates: 32°14′05″N 80°41′28″W / 32.2347°N 80.6912°W / 32.2347; -80.6912
Arealess than one acre
Builtc. 1937 (1937)
Architectural styleVernacular
NRHP reference #12000965[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 21, 2012

Cherry Hill School is a historic school for African-American students located at Hilton Head Island, Beaufort County, South Carolina. It was built about 1937, and is a simple, gable-front rectangular one-room frame and weatherboard-sided schoolhouse on an open brick-pier foundation. The school operated until all African-American children attended the new consolidated elementary school in 1954. The community built and helped maintain the school consisted of the descendants of the former-slave town of Mitchelville, the first community to mandate education in the South. The St. James Baptist Church purchased the school in 1956. The church extended and renovated the building in 1984.[2][3]

It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 11/19/12 through 11/23/12. National Park Service. 2012-11-30.
  2. ^ "Cherry Hill School, Beaufort County (210 Dillon Rd., Hilton Head Island)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 25 February 2014.
  3. ^ Francetta J. White and JoAnn Zeise (September 2012). "Cherry Hill School" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places nomination. NRHP. Retrieved 25 February 2014.