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

Welsh Neck High School / Coker College

 
 
Welsh Neck High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, November 9, 2010
1. Welsh Neck High School Marker
Inscription.
Welsh Neck High School
The Welsh Neck Baptist Association initiated this institution as a coeducational boarding school. It opened Sept. 17, 1894, through the generosity of Maj. James Lide Coker, Civil War veteran, local industrialist, and the school's first chairman of the board of trustees. Enrollment peaked at 267 in 1902. When the 1907 public high school act reduced the need for this school, it became a four-year college for women.

Coker College
The trustees of Welsh Neck High School converted their institution into a non-sectarian Baptist college. It opened Sept. 30, 1908, as "Coker College for Women, founded by James L. Coker." Baptist control ended in 1944, and in 1969, the college became coeducational. The Governor's school for Science and Mathematics opened on the campus in 1988. Throughout its history, Coker has emphasized liberal arts.
 
Erected 1995 by Hartsville Centennial Commission. (Marker Number 16-32.)
 
Location. 34° 22.69′ N, 80° 4.158′ 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. Betweem 2nd & 3rd Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Hartsville SC 29550, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Coker College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, November 9, 2010
2. Coker College Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Lide Coker (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); David Robert Coker 1870-1938 (about 600 feet away); Carolina Fiber Co. / Sonoco Products Company (about 700 feet away); Eastern Carolina Silver Company (about 800 feet away); John L. Hart / John Hart House (#1) (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hartsville Veterans Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hartsville Oil Mill (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hartsville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Coker College. (Submitted on November 17, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina.)
2. Memorial Hall-General Services Building National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. (Submitted on November 23, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
3. Davidson Hall National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. (Submitted on November 23, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
4. Historic Resources of Hartsville, ca. 1817-ca. 1941 National Register of Historic Places Nomination. (Submitted on November 23, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Education
 
Coker College image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, November 9, 2010
3. Coker College
Coker College Campus image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, November 9, 2010
4. Coker College Campus
Coker Hall image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, November 9, 2010
5. Coker Hall
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 548 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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