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

Carnegie Library

 
 
Carnegie Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 23, 2008
1. Carnegie Library Marker
Inscription.
Honea Path is the smallest town of the fourteen South Carolina communities with libraries funded by the Andrew Carnegie Foundation. Dr. John Wright, Mayor John Humbert, and Miss Jennie Erwin were leaders in obtaining the $5000 grant. The Honea Path Library Association was established in 1907 and the library opened in 1908. It was renamed the Jennie Erwin Library in 1958, when it became part of the Anderson County Library System.
 
Erected 1999 by Honea Path Merchants Association, Honea Path Civitan Club, and Honea Path Lions Club. (Marker Number 4-27.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Carnegie Libraries marker series.
 
Location. 34° 26.847′ N, 82° 23.542′ W. Marker is in Honea Path, South Carolina, in Anderson County. Marker is on North Shirley Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located on the grounds of the library near the eastern end of N Shirley Ave. Marker is at or near this postal address: 318 N. Shirley Avenue, Honea Path SC 29654, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Honea Path (here, next to this marker); Honea Path Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in
Carnegie Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 23, 2008
2. Carnegie Library Marker
a direct line); They Died for the Rights of the Working Man (approx. ¼ mile away); David Greer, Sr. (approx. ¼ mile away); Chiquola Baptist Church Bell (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Story of the Bell (approx. 0.3 miles away); Chiquola Mill Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Southside Baptist Church (approx. 1½ miles away); Broadmouth Baptist Church (approx. 2½ miles away); Barkers Creek Baptist Church (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Honea Path.
 
Also see . . .
1. Jennie Erwin Branch, Honea Path, Anderson County Library System. In 1908, Honea Path was awarded a Carnegie Library, it was the smallest town to receive a library. (Submitted on August 26, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. SC H. 4074 - Resolution to Recognize Jennie Erwin Library. To congratulate Anderson County's Jennie Erwin Library on the occasion of its one hundredth anniversary, to commend the library on the outstanding job it does in serving the
Carnegie Library Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 23, 2008
3. Carnegie Library Cornerstone
citizens of Honea Path, and to wish this venerable institution much continued success in the future. (Submitted on October 7, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Library Celebrates 100th Anniversary. One hundred years after the Honea Path Library was founded, residents still marvel at school teacher Jennie Erwin’s decision to write Andrew Carnegie asking for a library grant for the small town. (Submitted on October 7, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. Carnegie Corporation of New York. Carnegie Corporation of New york was created by Andrew Carnegie in 1911 to promote "the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding." (Submitted on August 26, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

5. Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1905 and chartered in 1906 by an act of Congress, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is an independent policy and research center with a primary mission "to do and perform all things necessary to encourage, uphold, and dignify the profession of the teacher and the cause of higher education." (Submitted on August 26, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

6. Carnegie Library. Carnegie libraries are libraries which were built with money donated by Scottish-American
Carnegie Library -<br>South (Main) Facade image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 23, 2008
4. Carnegie Library -
South (Main) Facade
businessman and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. (Submitted on August 26, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

7. Carnegie Library Buildings in South Carolina. Between 1905 and 1916 sixteen cities or towns in South Carolina applied to the Carnegie Corporation for grants to aid in the construction of public library buildings. (Submitted on September 8, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

8. Andrew Carnegie. Andrew Carnegie (25 November 1835 – 11 August 1919) was a Scottish-American industrialist, businessman, entrepreneur and a major philanthropist. (Submitted on September 29, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkEducationNotable Buildings
 
Carnegie Library image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 23, 2008
5. Carnegie Library
Carnegie Library Marker image. Click for full size.
South Carolina Postcards, Vol. IX: Anderson County, by Howard Woody, circa 1910
6. Carnegie Library Marker
Andrew Carnegie<br>1835–1919 image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress, 1913
7. Andrew Carnegie
1835–1919
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,185 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 29, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 26, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   6. submitted on October 7, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   7. submitted on October 15, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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