Mayesville, South Carolina
South Carolina Sumter County Mayesville
Mayesville is located in Sumter County just 10 miles northwest of the City of Sumter.
Mary McLeod Bethune, born in Mayesville in 1875 to former slaves, was a famous proponent of education as a way out of poverty, especially for African-American women. In 1935 she founded the National Council for Negro Women and her advice on education and minority affairs was sought out by Presidents Coolidge, Hoover, and Roosevelt.
Here is a map of the Sumter area.
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