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The 1874 meeting of the Kings Mountain Baptist Association took place at Sandy Run Church (present day: Sandy Run Baptist Church) in Mooresboro, NC located in neighboring Rutherford County. The introductory sermon was delivered by Elder Wade Hill. The Report on Education focuses on local concerns regarding education within the county. The report mentions that schools are being built locally by various communities, several schools are mentioned by name: Shelby school, Burnt Chimneys, Bridges Academy. Each of these schools receive financial support from the association.The report encourages the body to consider a Baptist movement in expanding their support and leadership of education within the county. The report further expands on this idea asking members to consider the role and potential influence of denominational schools in an effort to "dethrone ignorance and establish the reign of knowledge and truth within our borders."
1874, September 25
Sandy Run Baptist Church
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Kings Mountain Baptist Association Collection; Minutes of the Kings Mountain Baptist Association, 1874. Series 1, Box 1, University Archives, Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC.