Near Owdoms in Saluda County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Faith Cabin Library Site
Built in 1932 about ½ mi. NE and stocked with donated books, this library was the first of over 110 libraries founded by W.L. Buffington for rural blacks.
Erected 1994 by Saluda County Historical Society. (Marker Number 41-7.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the South Carolina, Saluda County Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1932.
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 33° 59.283′ N, 81° 51.14′ W. Marker was near Owdoms, South Carolina, in Saluda County. Marker was at the intersection of U.S. 378 and Old Chappel Ferry Road on U.S. 378. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Saluda SC 29138, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 5 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Ambush at Mine Creek (approx. 4.4 miles away); Saluda Old Town Treaty, July 2, 1755 (approx. 4.7 miles away); At Old Saluda Town... Saluda County Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.7 miles away); Travis / Bonham Memorial (approx. 4.7 miles away); Pierce M. Butler / The Palmetto Regiment (approx. 4.7 miles away); Clock Donated to the Town of Saluda and Saluda County (approx. 4.7 miles away); Historic Saluda (approx. 4.7 miles away); Red Bank Church (approx. 5 miles away); Colonel William Barrett Travis (approx. 5 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Faith Cabin Libraries. Voluntary groups formed to provide Blacks with access to reading materials in response to the near total neglect by officials in county and state government. (Submitted on December 25, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. FAQ: What are Faith Cabin Libraries. During the Depression, the segregated South denied African-Americans access to county libraries and the reading materials the contained. (Submitted on April 21, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. Willie L. Buffington. Willie Lee Buffington, a poor white millworker from Saluda, started out with a dime and a prayer; and he worked a miracle that touched thousands. (Submitted on April 21, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 6, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 879 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on March 6, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. 2. submitted on April 21, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 3, 4. submitted on December 25, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.