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An Act to Condemn Lands for Sites and Locations of School Houses in Pickens County.

December 20, 1893

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1893, Page 674.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That should the Board of Trustees of the several school districts in Pickens County be unable otherwise to procure sites for school houses in said districts, for schools for white children, they shall have the power and shall be required to make said location as near the centre of their respective school districts as a suitable location can be procured, or may be practicable, provided said site shall not be within two hundred yards of the dwelling house of the owner of the land taken for said site without his consent.

Sec. 2. The said Board of School Trustees shall have power, and it shall be their duty, to appoint a jury of two disinterested land owners, and the land owner one, in their school district, who shall assess the value of the same; then the Trustees shall secure the title and pay for the site, as decided by the jury, out of any funds belonging to their school district.

Approved: December 20th, A.D. 1893.

Benjamin R. Tillman, Governor.
Eugene B. Gary, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate.
Ira B. Jones, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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