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A Town of Green
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Little Mountain is one of the pretti-:
est and brightest and one of the most j
progressive towns on the railroad be- j
tween Columbia and Greenville. It is
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green hills, heavily wooded, with cool,;
dark valleys between, and dotted with i
comfortable farms and homes. It is a
[landscape well worth the pausing to
see. The great hill from which it
takes its name is a striking back- j
ground to the town, a miniature moun- j
tain, rising abruptly among the roll-1
ing hills to a very considerable height. ,
It was selected as the site for a goveminent
observatory for the <-.iew of a
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Oldest Living >[Itizen of Hie County. ;
recent eclipse, because of the peculiar
Little Mountain has no-: been a town j
longer than the most of the readers J
of The Herald and Xews can recollect, j
It dates back to the completion of the !
Columbia. Newberry and Laurens road, j
tiiougli previous 10 cnai ume mere iiau i
been a very thriving settlement, and !
one store and a postoffice located not |
far away served by a star route. Mr.
J. B. DERRICK. j
J. B. Lathan owned the store, and he j
has been one of the foremost men in
the community since the little settlement
began to grow into a town. Mr.
S. .J. Derrick, now professor in Xewberrv
college, was the postmaster in
i those early days.
Little Mountain now has a popula-,
tion that entitles it to be ranked as;
o^e cf the towns ct the country, a good
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bank, a large cotton oil mill, a good
machine shop and wood working establishment.
drug store and general
merchandise stores, two hotels, both
good ones, and one of the very best;
schools in the county. There is one j
church, representing the Lutheran de- j
nomination. Tne town is aiso a goou ;
cotton market and the leading market J
for poultry and eggs in the state, and
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c-c semng point tor a large quantity, of
mighty fine butter. *
The pride of Little Mountain is its
school, the people have always shown
the greatest interest in this enterprise,
and they have one of the most artistic
and satisfactory school buildings in the
tate. It is one of the striking features j
jf the town. When the district under- [
:ook to build this school building they j
found that the constitutional limitaions
were too narrow for them, but
here was no limitation on their pri- j
ate pocket books, and they contrib
>V. A. COUNTS, CASHIER
uted the necessary funds and built the,
Fchool at a cost of S1A000. These!
school bonds are all that the com- j
munity owes. The property valued In j
the town are in the fotal about $90,000. j
The taxation is for these bonds and !
their retirement, the town expenses, j
which are not very great, are met by;
a privilege license. The school tax is
10V? mills, for the district is smii!
and has no s;reat amount of taxable
property in it.
The town government consists of A.
X. Roland, intendant: \V. B. Sheely,
.J. M. Kempson and R .0. Sheeley,
wardens. Mr. \V. A. Counts is cirv
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clc:k and treasurer.
Tne school board consists of J. B.
Derrick, chairman; A. X. Boland and
W. A. Counts, who is secretary and
treasurer of the board. The school is
in charge of a lady superintendent,
Miss i. a me S wittenberg. with the following
corps of teachers: -Miss Elberta
Sease Miss Annie Mae Gentry, Miss
Eunice Long, Miss Ernestine Wicker
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and Miss Margaret iiurton, in charge!
of the music. '.1 he school enrollment!
is about 150 pupils. The school- is
doing a very high grade of work in
both high school and grammar grades,
the pupils are ambitions and th,e teach*ts
are all beloved by ;he towns folk
is veil as by the scholars. The peo
:>le of tiie community are interested in
the school and the work that'it is doir.g,
they respond readily to ant demands
that are made on them for its!
r.pport. and they give the tea.chers all
the aid and encouragement that they
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BANK OF LITTLE MOUNTAIN
can in the management of the-children.
The effect of the school on the people
and the community has been very
marked. It ha= been worth all that it
has cost and more.
The people of Little Mountain are
hospitable and openhearted. They are
as independent as the proverbial wood
sav. ver, and have been for generations,
brca i?e they were thrifty ana home
loin* , home making people. The early
spttlei ; were hardy, honest Dutch
folk, giving the name of Dutch Fork
to the country they occupied, wiiich
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Pomaria Is One oj
merits Which Ht
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Pomaria is one of the oldest settlements
in the county. For a number o!;
years back, as far as we cau remem
ber, t.iere were a few stores located
at that place, but no;, until recent
years have the people become so interested
in the acti.ities of life, and
chicugh their untiring efforts a wonierful
growth can te set-n, the town
'laving been named years ago from a
prosperous nursery that flourishei
here long before the railroads in this
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President Bank of Pomaria.
section had been built. In latter years :
Pomaria has been widely known i
through the State as a prosperous and j
Jast growirg town. It is located on the j
)]d Coli mb!a and Greenville road six- j
.een miles east of Newberry, four from
:he Broad river, and i? surrounded by
.'erti'e farm land on every side with
soil suited o almost any kind of truck.
2.1 of which is settled by good white
:n each and every enterprise that pertains
to the welfare of the people..
Wizens who iake great interest
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They have worked together, hand in
hand, to the upbuilding of good road.s
and rural graded schools just such as
to make country life desirable. One j
lyuniiro/i anH fiftv nf these homes are!
now reached by the rural telephones,
all of which add to the business ana
pleasure of life. The telephone system
was organized in Pomaria in 1907
with Mr. James P. Setzler as manager
and Miss Anna Koon the efficient and
Aontral Tho SllfPPSS of the
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telephone system has been so complete
and pleasant that it is steadily growing
It is also with pleasure we mention
the fact that there are three rural
crr\ frnm this frvwn >
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and deliver the mail at the door of the
rural home each day. Pomaria is one
of the best market towns in the county,
a good business cenleir, offering a
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Patriotism and B\
market to a large number of thrifty
and enterprising people who are de- J
veloping the country between the two ;
rivers in the lower part of the county, j
uv.n of Pomaria is incorporated;
and Iiao a Lwn government composed i
of J. T. Kinard, intendant. and Roy j
J.*.Iohnson, Joe Boland, Dr. Z. T. Pin- j
ner and J. P. Setzler, wardens. Mr.
A da 111 L. Aull lias been magistrate j
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there for three years. |
They have a prosperous and thriving
bank under the management of Dr. Z
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i. rinner, presiaeiu, jwu v,. aun,
cashier, who are ready and willing t3
serve the people at all timaThey
have a thriving oil mill, own-M
and managed by lYr. A. H. Shealy.
The people in and around PomaFia
A. H. SHEALY,
President Pomaria Oil Mill
have placed their shoulders to the
wheel and erected a warehouse under
die state warehouse system in which a
srreat deal of cotton is being stored.
Dr. Z. T. Pinner, the prescient of the \
bank, is loaning them money on cotf
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Cashier Bank of Pomaria.
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t/s Initial Settlenent
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ton whenever it is desired at six per
cent interest. The merchants of the
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town Keep a live ana up to aaie une
of merchandise that the surrounding
community may purchase at the lowest
The Pomaria school has for a number
of ycars been recognized as one
of the best rural schools in this part
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of the country. Her popularity as a "
rchool of special recognition dates
back about forty years/ when, under
the management of Prof. D. B. Busby,
students went forth from her walls
who in their after lives reflected much
W. B. COl7XTS, 'Merchant.
credit upon themselves and upon their
former school-master. Among those
men of prominence during the early
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history of the school we. find suc'i
names as Col. Jno. F. Hobbs, Prof. J.
P>i O'Xeall Holloway, Rev. J. E. Berley,
Prof. C. 'W. Welch and others.
A decade later we find another group
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