Latta in Dillon County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Post Office and General Store
Robert Rose Bethea
[Picture included] Robert Rose Bethea was born in Marion County on May 14, 1858 and as an African American grew up in an era with one foot in the past and one with the potential for a bright future for someone willing to work hard and persevere. Bethea attended Marion County schools and tradition says he was an avid reader and strong believer in education. His beliefs in education and hard work were to lead him to a successful career as a local merchant and community leader. He was active with his church Weston
Erected by Town Council Latta S.C.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #22 and #24 Grover Cleveland, and the Postal Mail and Philately series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1858.
Location. 34° 20.31′ N, 79° 26.055′ W. Marker is in Latta, South Carolina, in Dillon County. Marker is on West Main Street (State Highway 917) near North Marion Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Latta SC 29565, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Robert Earl Atkinson, Sr. (here, next to this marker); The Latta Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Vidalia Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); Dillon County Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Latta Library: A Carnegie Library (within shouting distance of Latta's Railroad Story (within shouting distance of this marker); The Edwards House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Catfish Creek Baptist Church (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Latta.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 708 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 5, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.