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Cleveland School Fire Memorial

820 Beulah Church Rd.
Camden, SC 29020
(803) 424-1474 or (803) 432-2525

Visit the site where Cleveland School stood until the fateful day it burned on May 17, 1923, claiming the lives of 77 South Carolina residents. The nation's reaction to this tragedy shaped modern building codes, as the huge loss of life at the school prompted legislation requiring structures to provide more efficient escape routes. Among the names of victims listed on the monument are those of entire families. A monument marks the mass grave of many of the fire's victims.