A state panel has unanimously approved the nomination of Port Royal Elementary School for placement on the National Register of Historic Places.
The 15-member South Carolina Board of Review for the National Register of Historic Places approved the nomination, which now will go to the U.S. National Park Service for a final decision.
The exact opening date of Port Royal Elementary is not known, but the handwritten deed dated September 1910 shows the property was transferred the property from the town to the school district, according to a Beaufort County School District news release. The school was built in 1911, according to the building's cornerstone. The school celebrated its centennial in 2011.
The Town of Port Royal, the Historic Port Royal Foundation and the Beaufort County School Board coordinated the National Register nomination effort.
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