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Rocky River Baptist Association Headquarters

1917 Union High School 1937

 
 
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By Brian Scott, August 23, 2008
1. Rocky River Baptist Association Headquarters Marker
Inscription.
This building served as a classroom and
dormitory for the former Union High School

Dedicated
"To The Glory of God"
July 20, 1991
The Reverend R.H. Mitchell -- Moderator at Renovation
Dr. Earl J. Mathis -- At Dedication

Trustees
Rev. Marvin Peoples, Chr.
Mr. Paul Hall
Mr. Sylvester Clinkscales
Mrs. Mullean B. Heard
Mr. A.A. Martin, Sr.
Rev. C.A. Latimer
Mrs. Dorothy Robertson

Congress
Dr. J.L. Earl
Rev. Greene Jenkins
Rev. H.C. Anderson
Prof. E.W. Rice
Mr. C. Lee Davis
Mr. William Everly
Mr. A.A. Martin
Mr. Roosevelt Thompson
Mr. Benjamin E. Owens
Mr. Randolph Morris
Mr. Mahlon Willis

Building Committee
Rev. James C. Rich, Chr.
Mr. A.A. Martin, Sr.
Mr. Banjamin E. Owens
Rev. Marvin Peoples
Mr. William A. Everly., Jr.
Mr. Roosevelt Thompson
Mrs. Nadine G. Williams
Rev. Rufus H. Mitchell
Rev. Joe Murphy
Mr. Joseph Clements
Rev. E.F. Mathis
Rev. I.C. Ward
Rev. Edward R. Scott
Mrs. Mullean Heard

Women Presidents
Mrs. Corrie Watkins 1908
Mrs. Mattie Green Dean 1961
Mrs. Luella G. Henry 1972
Mrs. Sara Martin 1975
Mrs. Dorothy Robertson 1980
Mrs.
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By Brian Scott, August 23, 2008
2. Rocky River Baptist Association Headquarters
Mullean B. Heard 1985
Mrs. L. Ruth Whitted 1990

Brotherhood Pres.
Mr. C. Lee Davis
Mr. Sylvester Clinkscales
Mr. U.G. Heard
Mr. Roosevelt Thompson
Mr. Larkin V. Walker
Mr. Willie E. Hatten
Mr. Theodore A. Mattison

Moderators
Rev. Franklin S. Morris 1868
Rev. Gabriel Poor 1868
Rev. Franklin S. morris 1869
Rev. W.H. Watkins 1889
Rev. A. Walker 1910
Rev. Stewart Oliver 1911
Rev. S.C. Campbell 1936
Rev. J.C. Cowan 1945
Rev. W.L. Zimmerman 1957
Dr. L.R. Best 1959
Rev. J.S. Maddox 1962
Dr. Moses P. Robertson 1968
Dr. C.R. Lewis 1983
Rev. Rufus H. Mitchell 1985
Dr. Earl F. Mathis 1990

Ushers Pres.
Mr. Joe S. Brown
Mr. Roy Geer

 
Erected by Roosevelt and Dorothy Thompson and Son.
 
Location. 34° 30.7′ N, 82° 30.998′ W. Marker is in Belton, South Carolina, in Anderson County. Marker is on Union High Drive near Smith Lane. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belton SC 29627, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Belton Veterans Memorial (approx. one mile away); First Baptist Church of Belton (approx. 1.2
Rocky River Baptist Association Headquarters and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 23, 2008
3. Rocky River Baptist Association Headquarters and Marker
miles away); Belton Academy / Central School (approx. 1.3 miles away); Greenville & Columbia RR / Belton (approx. 1.5 miles away); Belton / Historic Belton (approx. 1.5 miles away); Belton Depot (approx. 1.5 miles away); The Belton Standpipe (approx. 1.6 miles away); Chamberlain-Kay House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Dorchester Baptist Church World War II Veterans Plaque (approx. 2.3 miles away); Veterans of All Wars (approx. 4.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Belton.
 
Also see . . .  Rocky River Baptist Association. The Rocky River Baptist Association is made up of 38 churches in Anderson County South Carolina. (Submitted on September 26, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Union High School
Twenty-six churches were in the association when it met in 1880 at Mt. Abel Baptist Church. In 1880 the idea of erecting a high school in the County was advanced by the late Dr. H. Watkins, that the young men and young women of the association might have a chance to finish high school.

In spite of the lack of financial assets a budget of $1,000 was accepted to purchase land and a building. The aspirations and dreams were realized. Twenty-two acres of land were purchased. A large two-story frame building was erected.

This building housed the girls who boarded. Contained also, office space, classrooms, kitchen and a dining area. A one story frame building served as a Home Economics classroom, a two-story brick building was built to house male boarding students, and to serve as classrooms.

Hundreds of men and women were given their start to education because of Union High School.

As educational opportunities became more plentiful in each town, the need for the school decreased and consequently the school was closed. (Source: Rocky River Baptist Association.)
    — Submitted September 26, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

 
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