Anderson in Anderson County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Greeley Institute
1870 - 1954
The Horace Greeley Institute Trust was established in 1870 in the name of abolitionist Horace Greeley. Because the trust was to be used for the advancement of the education of "Freedmen and their Children," a school, known as the Greeley Institute, was built and operated by the trustees until 1913.
In 1913, the Greeley Institute became part of the public school system and was relocated to a new building on this site on South Fant Street.
The building remained a public school of School District No. 17 and then No. 5 until 1954. From 1954 to 1978, the property was used for quasi-educational purposes as needed by the community.
The vacant building was demolished in 1981, and a neighborhood park was developed by the city of Anderson
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
Location. 34° 29.65′ N, 82° 38.583′ W. Marker is in Anderson, South Carolina, in Anderson County. Marker is on South Fant Street, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located in the block Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Anderson SC 29624, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Anderson Boys' High School (approx. 0.2 miles away); McDuffie High School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Silverbrook Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); In Honor and Remembrance (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mrs. J.D. Chapman (approx. 0.3 miles away); University Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Grace Episcopal Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Anderson County Courthouse Annex Park (approx. half a mile away); Historic Wilhite House (approx. half a mile away); St. John's Methodist Church (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anderson.
Also see . . . Horace Greeley. Horace Greeley (February 3, 1811 – November 29, 1872) was an American newspaper editor, a founder of the Liberal Republican Party, a reformer, a politician, and an outspoken opponent of slavery. (Submitted on November 14, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 641 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 14, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.