Birthplace of Mary McLeod Bethune

Birthplace of Mary McLeod Bethune (HMI7M)

Location: Mayesville, SC 29104 Sumter County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 58.885', W 80° 12.557'

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This noted humanitarian and educator was born five miles north of Mayesville, S.C., on July 10, 1875. She was one of the first pupils of the Mayesville Mission School, located fifty yards west of this marker, where she later served as a teacher. She died on May 18, 1955, and is buried at Bethune-Cookman College.

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Mrs. Bethune devoted her life to the advancement of her race. As the founder of Bethune-Cookman College, Daytona Beach, Florida, she directed its policy for thirty years. She founded the National Council of Negro Women in 1935. Honored by four presidents, she was a consultant in the drafting of the United Nations Charter.
HM NumberHMI7M
Marker Number43-16
Year Placed1975
Placed ByThe Sumter County Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 6:28am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 573037 N 3760377
Decimal Degrees33.98141667, -80.20928333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 58.885', W 80° 12.557'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 58' 53.10" N, 80° 12' 33.42" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4583-4599 Florence Hwy, Mayesville SC 29104, US
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