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Hartsville in Darlington County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

David Robert Coker 1870-1938

 
 
David Robert Coker 1870-1938 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, November 9, 2010
1. David Robert Coker 1870-1938 Marker
Inscription. Known world-wide for developing new varieties and for perfecting superior strains of agricultural crops (including cotton), Coker, for years was pres. Pedigreed Seed Co., chartered 1918. He was intendant (mayor) of Hartsville 1900-1901; member National Agricultural Advisory Commission; trustee of University SC and Coker College. His 1916 home here is now part of Coker College.
 
Erected 1992 by Hartsville Centennial Commission. (Marker Number 16-28.)
 
Location. 34° 22.65′ N, 80° 4.268′ W. Marker is in Hartsville, South Carolina, in Darlington County. Marker is on E. Home Ave., on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Between 3rd & 4th Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Hartsville SC 29550, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Lide Coker (within shouting distance of this marker); Welsh Neck High School / Coker College (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); John L. Hart / John Hart House (#1) (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carolina Fiber Co. / Sonoco Products Company (approx. mile away); Eastern Carolina Silver Company (approx. mile away); Hartsville Veterans Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hartsville Oil Mill (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hartsville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Historic Resources of Hartsville, ca. 1817-ca. 1941 National Register of Historic Places Nomination. Coker College is included in Hartsville Historic District. (Submitted on November 23, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

2. East Home Avenue Historic District National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. The David Robert Coker house is listed in East Home Avenue Historic District. (Submitted on November 23, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
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