The Reverend John Alexander Beam (1853 - 1928) and Wife Mollie Lucas Beam (1867 - 1951)
Two worthy servants of God. Leading educators, benefactors, and distinguished citizens of Person County for more than half century.
Mr. Beam born in Cleveland County, graduated at Wake Forest College. Founder of Bethel Hill Institute 1888. Person County Superintendent of Schools 1914-1923.
Mrs. Beam born in Bleinheim, South Carolina, graduated at Oxford College. First woman to be elected County Superintendent of Public Instruction in North Carolina.
Home site ¼ mile west. School ¼ mile east.
Erected 1966 by Person County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Education • Government & Politics • Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 1888.
Location. 36° 31.332′ N, 78° 54.373′ W. Marker is in Roxboro, North Carolina, in Person County. Marker is on Boston Road (U.S. 501) 0.6 miles north of Old U.S. 501, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10660 Boston Rd, Roxboro NC 27574, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
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