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Trenton, South Carolina Historical Markers

 
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By Brian Scott, October 10, 2008
12 Stone Monument Marker and Surrounding Area
South Carolina (Edgefield County), Trenton — 12 Stone Monument
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. ---------- Erected by Mt. Canaan Association 1942 . . . — Map (db m12850) HM
South Carolina (Edgefield County), Trenton — 19-15 — Benjamin R. Tillman House
[Front] Benjamin Ryan “Pitchfork Ben” Tillman (1847-1918), governor of S.C. 1890-94 and U.S. senator 1894-1918, bought this farm just before he left the governor’s office in 1894. He lived here until his death. Tillman, a farmer . . . — Map (db m28227) HM
South Carolina (Edgefield County), Trenton — 19-9 — Bettis Academy
Established as a result of the inspiration and efforts of the Reverend Alexander Bettis, this coeducational institution was incorporated in 1889 and provided elementary, high school, and junior college training for blacks. A.W. Nicholson . . . — Map (db m12795) HM
South Carolina (Edgefield County), Trenton — Bettis Academy19th Century Education for African Americans
Bettis Academy and Junior College, a private school for African Americans, was founded in 1881 by Rev. Alexander Bettis, a former slave who was taught to read by his owner's wife, but was never taught to write. A Baptist Minister, he established . . . — Map (db m12846) HM
South Carolina (Edgefield County), Trenton — 19 20 — Darby
(Side 1) This Greek Revival House was built for Nathan L. Griffin (1903-1853), lawyer, planter, and member of the S.C. House 1838-39 and S.C. Senate 1846-1853. Griffin’s son-in-law Milledge L. Bonham (1813-1890) lived here with his wife . . . — Map (db m80330) HM
South Carolina (Edgefield County), Trenton — 19-6 — Horns Creek Baptist Church / Revolutionary Skirmish at Horns Creek
Horns Creek Baptist Church This church was constituted in 1768 by the Reverend Daniel Marshall, one of the founders of the Baptist faith in this part of South Carolina. Other early ministers of Horns Creek included Hezekiah Walker, Samuel . . . — Map (db m12769) HM
South Carolina (Edgefield County), Trenton — Horn's Creek ChurchEarly Edgefield County History
Religion Founded in 1768 as a result of a religious revival sweeping the American colonies known as the "Great Awakening," Horn's Creek Baptist church was one of the first churches established in the South Carolina backcountry. The church . . . — Map (db m12782) HM
South Carolina (Edgefield County), Trenton — 19-16 — Mt. Canaan Baptist Church
[Front]: This church, founded in 1868, was one of the first black Baptist churches in this area. Alexander Bettis (1836-1895), a former slave, established this church with the assistance of three white ministers after the local Baptist . . . — Map (db m12800) HM

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