Hendersonville High School was located at Hendersonville, SC about 15 miles south of Walterboro, SC just off of Highway 17A.  The High School was opened in 1923, although there was a grammar school there before that.   Prior to 1928 most schools in S.C., including Hendersonville, had only 10 grades.  In 1928 the 11th Grade was added.  A S.C. law in 1947 required all high schools to teach through the 12th grade.  The first class consisting of 12 grades graduated from Hendersonville in 1949.  Hendersonville High School was discontinued after the 1959 class.  The Hendersonville Grammar School continued in a new building across the road from the old High School site and continued to teach at that building until a new school was constructed on Highway 17A just north of the village of Hendersonville.  Mr Bruce W. Hunt served as principal of Hendersonville School from 1923 until 1959.  A very interesting article that appeared in the Press & Standard can be found on this site on the History page.

 I can tell you for sure that Hendersonville High School never published anything like an annual yearbook.  Our classes were very small and ill  equipped at the time.  Hendersonville High School was closed after the class of 1959 and the students were sent to Walterboro High School after that.  I do have a list of all of the class members on the web site.  You can also see some other info that I have been able to put together on the Hendersonville High School at that site. 

Ron Hudson Sr

Click here to link to the Hendersonville High School Information

Last Update: Thursday February 02, 2017