Family Trees and Me: Anderson County Historic Street Names

Thu, Sep 12
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Belton Area Museum Association

Every time you drive down a street, has it occurred to you that maybe that street name has an interesting story or person attached to its origin? If you’re curious or have the answers to that question, join us for an informative genealogy session on Thursday, Sept. 12 at the historic Belton Train Depot, beginning at 6:30 PM.

Mr. Rich Otter, amateur historian and Anderson County Genealogical Society board member, has been gathering the stories of street name origins in the City of Anderson. He has furthered this research with assistance from historical entities in the municipalities of Anderson County. His findings along with a sharing session from audience members will be the purpose of this quarter’s Family Trees and Me genealogy series.

Family Trees and Me is a four-session genealogy series sponsored by the Belton Area Museum Association. The first program in February of this year centered on the the political and social life of Craytonville followed by the dedication of the historic marker for that crossroads. The second program in May dealt with Native American ancestry. The final presentation in November will feature guest speaker Dr. Tim Drake who will focus on the Huguenots of SC.

Free to BAMA members, all others will be charged a $5 fee to attend, payable at the door that evening.

BAMA memberships begin at $20 for individuals, $30 for families, and range up to $1000. All donations are tax deductible.

For more information, contact Abigail Burden, BAMA Executive Director, at 338-7400 or by email at [email protected]