Trenton in Edgefield County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
12 Stone Monument
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
Deacon S. Lyod, Chairman
Professor A.W. Nicholson
is now President and has been for forty years.
Erected 1942 by Mt. Canaan Association.
Topics. This historical marker and monument is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1832.
Location. 33° 39.5′ N, 81° 51.533′ W. Marker is in Trenton, South Carolina, in Edgefield County. Marker is on Nicholson Road. Marker is northeast of Biddle Hall. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Trenton SC 29847, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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. Benjamin R. Tillman House (approx. 6.2 miles away); Horn's Creek Church (approx. 6.2 miles away); Horns Creek Baptist Church / Revolutionary Skirmish at Horns Creek (approx. 6.2 miles away); Darby (approx. 6½ miles away); Graniteville Train Derailment (approx. 7 miles away); Graniteville Mill (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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. 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 22, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 861 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 22, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.