Inscription: "Shortly after the Civil War, Mather School was founded here by Rachel Crane Mather of Boston. In 1882, the Women's American Baptist Home Mission Society assumed support of the venture, operating it as a normal school for black girls. With some changes, the school continued until 1968, when it was closed and sold to the state for the educational benefit of all races."
Erected 1982 by Mather School Alumnae Association. (Marker Number 7-16.)
Location: Marker is in Beaufort, South Carolina, in Beaufort County. Marker is on Ribaut Road (South Carolina Route 281) 0.05 miles south of Reynolds Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is in this post office area: Beaufort SC 29902.
Other nearby markers: At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, as the crow flies. Thomas Heyward, Jr. (approx. 1.1 miles away); Beaufort County, South Carolina (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Beaufort County, South Carolina (approx. 1.1 miles away); Beaufort County South Carolina (approx. 1.2 miles away); Maxcy - Rhett House / "Secession House" (approx. 1.2 miles away); St. Helena's Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Verdier House (approx. 1.3 miles away); and First Fort (approx. 1.3 miles away).
By Mike Stroud, 2008