Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Bettis Academy

Marker ID: SCHM 19-9
Location: Below Pine House Crossroads on US 25 at Road 37 (Bettis Academy Road)
County: Edgefield
Coordinates: N 33° 39.933    W 081° 52.85
  33.66555    -81.88083333
Style: Free Standing **


Established as a result of the inspiration and efforts of the Reverend Alexander Bettis, this educational institution was incorporated in 1889 and provided elementary, high school, and junior college training for blacks. A. W. Nicholson succeeded Bettis as president and served for about fifty years. The school, which was closed in the 1950s, was located about 1 l/z miles southeast.

Erected by Mt. Canaan Educational and Missionary Association - 1979