Monthly Archives: February 2015

Hundreds of Historic Churches in the Old 96 District

Whether you have a special affinity for churches because of your religious or spiritual background, or you simply appreciate and embrace the stunning designs of church architects from days gone by, you’ll enjoy visiting (or even attending services) at the historic churches in the Old 96 District. There are approximately 421 churches in the surrounding counties of Abbeville, Greenwood, and McCormick; here’s a closer look at three of the many Historic Churches in the Old 96 District

Bettis Academy and Junior College, Trenton, SC

Bettis Academy and Junior College, established in 1881 and closed in 1952, is significant for its role in the primary, secondary, and higher education of African Americans in what is now parts of Edgefield and Greenwood Counties from the late nineteenth through the mid-twentieth century.

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