Greenwood in Greenwood County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Constance Pope Maxwell
At the request of Dr. and Mrs. J.C. Maxwell, major benefactors, the orphanage was named in memory of their daughter, who died at the age of seven.
Connie Maxwell Orphanage, a ministry of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, received the first child in care at the infirmary building on this site, May 22, 1892.
In 1946, the name was changed to Connie Maxwell Children's Home as more dependent children were placed in care.
Through this tender ministry, thousands of children and families have been provided hope and healing.
Dr. and Mrs. J.C. Maxwell through their beneficence led South Carolina Baptist into the tender ministry of child care by their giving and leadership.
By allowing God to work through their personal tragedy, the Maxwells have had a significant part in bringing hope and healing to children and families in their time of need.
Twelve year old Susie Burton of Newberry County was the first child received into care at the infirmary on this site by Miss Rachel Reagan, Matron,
By the end of the year, twenty six children were in residence and these have been followed by thousands who have received care and nurtured from a dedicated staff.
Interest and support from the community of Greenwood enabled the location of the orphanage at Greenwood.
Through the years, the community and institution have grown in stature and prominence. The Board of Trustees changed the name of the First Cottage on campus to Greenwood Cottage in honor of this relationship.
Support and leadership continues to be provided from the community with a number of trustees and staff serving in this tender ministry through the years.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Churches & Religion • Women. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1862.
Location. 34° 11′ N, 82° 10.783′ W. Marker is in Greenwood, South Carolina, in Greenwood County. Marker is on State Highway 10. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 810 Maxwell Avenue, Greenwood SC 29646, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Louis Booker Wright (approx. 0.3 miles away); Greenwood County Confederate Monument (approx. one mile away); To The People of Greenwood County (approx. one mile away); In God We Trust (approx. 1.1 Municipal Fountain (approx. 1.2 miles away); Main Street (approx. 1.2 miles away); World War Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Textile Workers Monument (approx. 1.2 miles away); Marshal Ferdinand Foch (approx. 1.2 miles away); Greenwood SC Memorial Marker (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenwood.
Also see . . .
1. Connie Maxwell Children's Home. Connie Maxwell Children’s Home provides hope for children and families dealing with difficult situations in their lives. (Submitted on February 24, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Connie Maxwell Children's Home. Connie Maxwell Children's Home is a residential group home facility in Greenwood, South Carolina, USA for up to 134 children. (Submitted on February 24, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. Connie Maxwell board to recognize 50 years of Brookland. The board of trustees of Connie Maxwell Children's Home will be convening at the Brookland Campus in Orangeburg for its quarterly meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 3. (Submitted on February 24, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
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