Schools of the Past: Bainbridge District #3 – Bennettsville and District #4 – Dyer or Shaffer

It is regrettable for historians in their never ending research, that such an important role that the one-room schools had is only partially documented. Over the course of the years with the formation of the district schools and eventually becoming abandoned that the buildings themselves fell to “rack and ruin” and that the assorted school records are only partially available. With many cases, either new owners did not deem the records important and destroyed them or with the centralization of the districts, the new central schools also destroyed these vital records. These school records are a wealth of information relevant to parents, visitors, scholars, teachers, who took the time so that their children were educated.

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