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Winnsboro in Fairfield County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Mt. Zion Society

 
 
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By Michael Sean Nix, December 8, 2008
1. Mt. Zion Society Marker
Inscription.  A social and benevolent group dedicated to the promotion of education, the Mt. Zion Society was organized in January 1777 at Charleston S.C. John Winn was its first president. By the 1780s the society had founded a school for boys in Winnsboro. Under the leadership of J.W. Hudson, Mt. Zion institute became an important educational force in ante-bellum South Carolina, it became a public school about 1878.
 
Erected 1970 by Fairfield County Historical Society. (Marker Number 20-12.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1777.
 
Location. 34° 23.019′ N, 81° 5.022′ W. Marker is in Winnsboro, South Carolina, in Fairfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Hudson Street and Walnut Street, on the left when traveling east on Hudson Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winnsboro SC 29180, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Wilson Hudson (within shouting distance of this marker); South East Asia (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); World War (about 400 feet away);
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By Michael Sean Nix, December 8, 2008
2. Mt. Zion Institute
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Confederate Dead of Fairfield County (about 400 feet away); British Headquarters (about 500 feet away); Wynne Dee (about 600 feet away); James Henry Carlisle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bethel Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winnsboro.
 
Mt. Zion Institute image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 8, 2008
3. Mt. Zion Institute
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 8, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,262 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 8, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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