St. John's College opened in Jan. 1852 as St. John's School for Boys, under the leadership of the Rev. John DeWitt McCollough (1822-1902). It was never really a college, and it closed in 1862 because of the Civil War. In Oct. 1866 the Theological Seminary of South Carolina reopened St. John's campus but closed on May 16, 1868. The property was sold to Converse College in 1889.
St John's College, Spartanburg, South Carolina
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