An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church

Charleston, College of, Charleston, South Carolina

This school was established by a group of Charleston citizens, including the Rev. Robert Smith, later the first Bishop of South Carolina. A charter was granted on Mar. 19, 1785, and classes began on July 3, 1785, in Smith's home. The college was officially opened in 1790, and Smith served as principal until 1797. While the school was not officially an Episcopal school, it did have three Episcopal priests as presidents.

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