Due West in Abbeville County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Bryson College Memorial
In gratitude for the lasting benefits Bryson College provided for so many students, her Alumni and Friends have provided this Memorial Fountain to perpetuate the "Associate Reformed Presbyterian College in the West." This fountain is dedicated in memory of the first President of Bryson College, Dr. Hunter Bryson Blakely, his successors, faculty, personnel, all Bryson Alumni and Friends of the College. Bryson College was founded in Fayetteville, Tennessee, in 1919 and closed in 1929, merging with her sister A.R. Presbyterian Institution, Erskine College.
The ten stones bordering this memorial represent the ten school terms Bryson College was in operation. They came from the site of the arch type stone building which for many years crossed Elk River at Fayetteville. Because of the unique design and beauty of the bridge, the Bryson College yearbook was called The Bridge.
Erected 1986 by Bryson College Alumni Association.
Location. 34° 19.9′ N, 82° 23.433′ W. Marker is in Due West, South Carolina, in Abbeville County. Marker is on South Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located behind the fountain, in the east corner of the intersection of South Main and Depot Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Due West SC 29639, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Erskine College (within shouting distance of this marker); Abbeville County (within shouting distance of this marker); William Moffatt Grier (within shouting distance of this marker); Camp-Walker Plaza (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rev. J.I. Bonner Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Angela Marlow Newton (approx. 0.3 miles away); Due West (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Donalds Grange No. 497 (approx. 3.3 miles away); Templeton-Drake Cabin ca. 1764 (approx. 3.4 miles away); Action at Pratt's Mill (approx. 3.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Due West.
Also see . . .
1. Erskine College: Hard To Find, Harder To Leave. Erskine College could have spilled perfectly from the brush of Norman Rockwell onto the Upstate South Carolina soil.
2. Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. The information hub of the General Synod, the highest court of the ARP Church.
3. Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. The Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church is a small denomination, formed from the merger of the Associate (Seceder) and most of the Reformed Presbyterian (Covenanter) churches in Philadelphia in 1782.
4. Erskine College. A Christian liberal arts college which is a part of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian tradition.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on December 28, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,642 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on December 28, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.