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Trenton in Edgefield County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

12 Stone Monument

 
 
12 Stone Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 10, 2008
1. 12 Stone Monument Marker
Inscription.
Erected in honor of the founder of Bettis Academy
Rev. Alexander Bettis
Born August 4, 1836 - Died May 13, 1895
He was a born leader and a friend of humanity.
Gone but not forgotten.
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Erected by Mt. Canaan Association 1942
Deacon S. Lyod, Chairman
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Professor A.W. Nicholson
is now President and has been for forty years.

 
Erected 1942 by Mt. Canaan Association.
 
Location. 33° 39.5′ N, 81° 51.533′ W. Marker is in Trenton, South Carolina, in Edgefield County. Marker is on Nicholson Road. Click for map. Marker is northeast of Biddle Hall. Marker is in this post office area: Trenton SC 29847, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bettis Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); Mt. Canaan Baptist Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Bettis Academy (approx. 1.4 miles away); Marie Cromer Seigler House (approx. 6 miles away); Benjamin R. Tillman House (approx. 6.2 miles away); Horn's Creek Church
12 Stone Monument Marker and Surrounding Area image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 10, 2008
2. 12 Stone Monument Marker and Surrounding Area
(approx. 6.2 miles away); Horns Creek Baptist Church / Revolutionary Skirmish at Horns Creek (approx. 6.2 miles away); Darby (approx. 6.5 miles away); Graniteville Train Derailment (approx. 7 miles away); Graniteville Mill (approx. 7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Trenton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Bettis Academy. Bettis Academy and Junior College, established in 1881 and closed in 1952, is significant for its role in the primary, secondary, and higher education of African Americans in what is now Edgefield, Aiken, Greenwood, and Saluda Counties from the late nineteenth through the mid-twentieth century. (Submitted on October 22, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. The Bettis Academy: Restoration, Preservation, Heritage Museum, and Tourist Project. Founded by Rev. Alexander Bettis, a former slave, the Bettis Academy was established as a school for African-Americans at a time when educational opportunities for blacks were practically nonexistent. (Submitted on October 22, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Mount Canaan Association. (Submitted on October 22, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Nicholson and Hightower Tombstones image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 10, 2008
3. Nicholson and Hightower Tombstones
The burial sites for the second and third (and final) presidents of Bettis Academy. To the left is the tombstone of A.W. Nicholson, president 1900-1945; to the right, the tombstone of Professor Acie C. Hightower, president 1945-1952.

4. Brief Sketch of the Life and Labors of Rev. Alexander Bettis by Alfred W. Nicholson. (Submitted on October 22, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyEducationNotable Persons
 
Biddle Hall (1942) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 10, 2008
4. Biddle Hall (1942)
One of the few surviving buildings from the academy, Biddle Hall was a "state of the art" home economics facility. It has been restored and now houses an African American history museum.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 713 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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