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

Belton Academy / Central School

 
 
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Inscription.
Belton Academy
This site, on a lot donated by Dr. George Brown, was the location of a school for more than a century, Belton Academy, a private school with a classical curriculum, opened ca. 1851 as the town grew up around the new railroad junction. Brown's nephew, Dr. William Carroll Brown, was the academy's first professor. The academy stayed open during the Civil war but became a public school after it. A new frame two-story for grades 1-10 was built here in 1893.

Central School
The enrollment in Belton's schools grew rapidly after Belton Mill opened in 1899, and trustees approved this two-story brick school, called Central School, for grades 1-10. built in 1908, it was designed by Anderson architect Joseph H. Casey. In 1922, when a new Belton High School was built, this school became Central Grammar School, for grades 1-6. It closed in 1973, was sold to the town of Belton, and was renovated and rededicated as Belton City Hall in 1976.
 
Erected 2013 by Belton Area Museum Association. (Marker Number 4-40.)
 
Location. 34° 31.283′ N, 82° 29.8′ W. Marker is in Belton, South Carolina, in Anderson County. Marker is on Myrtle Avenue, on the right
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when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located hear the east entrance to the Belton City Hall parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 306 Anderson Street, Belton SC 29627, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Baptist Church of Belton (approx. 0.2 miles away); Belton Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); Greenville & Columbia RR / Belton (approx. 0.2 miles away); Belton / Historic Belton (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Belton Standpipe (approx. 0.3 miles away); Belton Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Chamberlain-Kay House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rocky River Baptist Association Headquarters (approx. 1.3 miles away); Dorchester Baptist Church World War II Veterans Plaque (approx. 2.1 miles away); Veterans of All Wars (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belton.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
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Belton Academy / Central School Marker<br>Belton City Hall image. Click for full size.
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Belton City Hall
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By Brian Scott, October 12, 2010
6. Belton City Hall
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By Brian Scott, October 12, 2010
7. Belton City Hall
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By Brian Scott, October 12, 2010
8. Belton City Clock
There are two time capsules in the clock. The first is contained in the clock column. It was sealed November 13, 1976 by the Belton Bicentennial Committee, Miriam Corder, Chairman. The brick column to the right is the Belton Sesquicentennial Time Capsule, set to be opened December 19, 2055.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 20, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 266 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on March 20, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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