Belton in Anderson County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
This house, built c. 1854 for railroad supervisor Charles C. Chamberlain, was among the first homes constructed in Belton. When the town incorporated in 1855, Chamberlain was chosen as the first intendent. Ira Williams, who was active in Democratic politics, bought the home in 1860 and it was a site of political rallies. In 1946 Judge William P. Kay purchased the house and his wife, Alice, operated the town kindergarten from here.
The Piedmont-style farmhouse originally fronted the town square and featured a long carriage drive lined by cedar trees. In the early 20th century the home was reoriented to face River St. stylistically, the house exemplifies evolving architectural tastes. combining original Greek Revival embellishments. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
Erected 2015 by Kay Family Association and the Belton Area Museum Association. (Marker Number 04-42.)
Location. 34° 31.45′ N, 82° 29.433′ W. Marker is in Belton, South Carolina, in Anderson County. Marker is at the intersection of River Street (State Highway 247) and William Street on River Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belton SC 29627, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. The Belton Standpipe (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Belton Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); Greenville & Columbia RR / Belton (approx. ¼ mile away); Belton / Historic Belton (approx. ¼ mile away); Belton Academy / Central School (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Baptist Church of Belton (approx. half a mile away); Belton Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Rocky River Baptist Association Headquarters (approx. 1.7 miles away); Dorchester Baptist Church World War II Veterans Plaque (approx. 2.2 miles away); Cooley's Bridge (approx. 4.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Belton.
Also see . . .
1. Chamberlain-Kay House. The Chamberlain-Kay House was built ca. 1854 as a residence for Charles C. Chamberlain. (Submitted on August 17, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Chamberlain-Kay House. The Chamberlain-Kay House, is located in Belton, South Carolina, which is a city in Anderson County, South Carolina. (Submitted on August 17, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
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