Belton Academy / Central School

Belton Academy / Central School (HM1JOS)

Location: Belton, SC 29627 Anderson County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 31.283', W 82° 29.8'

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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.
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HM NumberHM1JOS
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Marker Number4-40
Year Placed2013
Placed ByBelton Area Museum Association
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Date Added Friday, March 20th, 2015 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17H E 362630 N 6179014
Decimal Degrees34.52138333, -82.49666667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 31.283', W 82° 29.8'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 31' 16.98" N, 82° 29' 48" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 108 Myrtle Ave, Belton SC 29627, US
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