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Pendleton in Anderson County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

African American School Site

 
 
African American School Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, July 24, 2008
1. African American School Site Marker
Inscription.  
The one-room frame public school organized shortly after the Civil War, housed 76 students and 1 teacher by 1870. The school term lasted 1 month and 10 days. Jane Harris Hunter, founder of the Phillis Wheatley centers for working girls, attended the school for 3 years. She wrote the book, A Nickel and a Prayer. Vance Street is named after the family of Rev. Augustus Thomas Vance, who served as the school trustee.
 
Erected 1995 by National Alumni Association, Anderson County Training School, and Riverside School. (Marker Number 4-24.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicEducationWomen. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
 
Location. 34° 39.154′ N, 82° 46.917′ W. Marker is in Pendleton, South Carolina, in Anderson County. Marker is on Vance Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pendleton SC 29670, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Printer John Miller (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pendleton
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(about 500 feet away); Hunter's Store (about 500 feet away); Health & Heritage Walking Trail (about 600 feet away); Old Mill Stone (approx. 0.2 miles away); Farmers Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); "The Hundreds" (approx. 0.3 miles away); Thomas Green Clemson (approx. 0.3 miles away); Clement Hoffman Stevens (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Thomas Green Clemson (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pendleton.
 
Also see . . .  Jane Edna Hunter – Social Worker, Advocate for Women, Founder of the Phillis Wheatley Association. VCU Soc1al Welfare History Project website entry (Submitted on February 12, 2023, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
African American School Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, July 24, 2008
2. African American School Site Marker
African American School Site image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, July 24, 2008
3. African American School Site
Augustus Thomas Vance -<br>Holding Bible image. Click for full size.
African American Life in South Carolina's Upper Piedmont, 1780-1900 by W. J. Megginson
4. Augustus Thomas Vance -
Holding Bible
Jane Harris Hunter<br>1882-1971 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott
5. Jane Harris Hunter
1882-1971
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 12, 2023. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,715 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 29, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   2, 3. submitted on July 28, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   4. submitted on January 6, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5. submitted on September 29, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.

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