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 Chapel and Masonic Lodge. It was because of this dedication to community that he was appointed by President Grover Cleveland to become Postmaster in July 1890. This was quite an honor for an
Erected by Town Council Latta S.C.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Postal Mail and Philately marker series.
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.
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 this marker); 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.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 4, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 543 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 5, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.