Reidville in Spartanburg County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Reidville Public School
Built in 1948 on the site of Reidville Female College (operated 1871-1910), one of two private schools founded in 1857 by Rev. Robert Harden Reid and located on lands given by James N. Gaston, James Wakefield, and Anthony Wakefield. Reidville Male Academy (1857-1905) occupied building 1/2 mile east. The schools were combined in 1905.
Erected 1958 by Centennial Committee. (Marker Number 42-1.)
Location. 34° 51.646′ N, 82° 6.864′ W. Marker is in Reidville, South Carolina, in Spartanburg County. Marker is on College Street. Touch for map. Marker is located at the west end of the intersection of College and Main Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Reidville SC 29375, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Reidville Male Academy (approx. 0.4 miles away); Birthplace (approx. 2.3 miles away); Abner Creek Baptist Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); a different marker also named Abner Creek Baptist Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); First Erosion Control Work in the Southeast (approx. 3½ miles away); Hugh Porter & Jane Baily McClimon McClimons Memorial (approx. 4.4 miles away); Nazareth Church (approx. 5.2 miles away); Flatwood (approx. 5.3 miles away); Nazareth Frame House (approx. 5.4 miles away).
Regarding Reidville Public School. The Male Academy was located east on Main Street, where the ball fields are presently located.
Also see . . .
1. Town of Rediville. Chartered 1887 - Reincorporated 1997. (Submitted on August 5, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. National Register Information on Reidville Academy Faculty House. The Reidville Academy Faculty House is significant as an excellent example of mid-nineteenth century Greek Revival residential architecture with late-nineteenth century Victorian alterations. (Submitted on September 17, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. Reidville. In 1761 a group of Scotch-Irish Presbyterian settlers came from Pennsylvania and chose for themselves tracts of ground along the branches of the Tyger. (Submitted on March 1, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
4. Town of Reidville. Reidville, SC, is your typical small town, located between Greenville, SC, and Spartanburg, SC, in the northwest part (Submitted on March 1, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
1. About the Rev. Joseph Whitner Reid
Reid, Joseph Whitner, Reidville, S.C. - He was born in Reidville, South Carolina, August 11, 1862, being the youngest son of Rev. Robert Harden Reid, a pioneer Presbyterian minister. His early education was gained in the Reidville High School, and in 1887, he attended Davison College, from which he graduated in June 1882, with the degree of A.B. For many years he was a leader, and from September 1900 to June 1906, was principle of the Reidville high school for girls. His sympathies have always been with the farmer and the man who earns his bread by the sweat of his brow. It was natural then, that he should become identified with the Farmers' Alliance. In 1888 he was elected State Secretary of the Alliance, and the fact that he served in this capacity for thirteen years is ample testimony both as to his loyalty and ability. He became a member of the Farmers' Union in 1907, and on January 22, 1908, was elected State Secretary. He is an accomplished bookkeeper, and the Secretary's books are models of neatness and correctness. He is also editor of the Carolina Farmers' Union Sun, a paper which is an influence for good to the Union in its territory. (Source: The Mission, History and Times of the Farmers' Union, by Charles Simon Barrett, pg. 382.)
— Submitted March 1, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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