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Latta in Dillon County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Edwards House

 
 
The Edwards House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
1. The Edwards House Marker
Inscription. The house was originally constructed by Daniel Washington Biggs and his business partner in the late 1880s. They owned a large sawmill in the area and needed a place to board northern lumber buyers visiting their mill. It operated as a boarding house for several years before it was purchased by Dr. Henry Edwards and his wife Caroline "Carrie" Haselden Edwards. It was the first two-storied house in Latta.

Dr. and Mrs. Edwards raised their family here and the interior has been restored to reflect the décor during their time here. For the extended Edwards and Haselden families the home became a gathering place and was enjoyed by both sides of the Edwards family. For the convenience of his medical practice Dr. Edwards had his office constructed next door - now the Dillon County Museum.

The town of Latta purchased the house from the Dillon County Historical Society for $1 to save it from demolition. The Latta Revitalization Commission has since restored the house, and it is now available for functions and offers space for two offices. Members of the Friends of the Edwards House provide for its upkeep and continued improvements.
 
Erected by Town Council Latta, S.C.
 
Location. 34° 20.271′ N, 79° 26.131′ 
Left Photo image. Click for full size.
By The Edward House Marker, `
2. Left Photo
This is how the house appeared in this late 1890s photograph. The child with the nanny is believed to be Luther the son of Edwards. Also, note the stylish gazebo no longer standing.
W. Marker is in Latta, South Carolina, in Dillon County. Marker is on Edwards Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located between South Marion Street and Buck Street. Marker is in this post office area: Latta SC 29565, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Latta's Railroad Story (within shouting distance of this marker); Dillon County Museum (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Latta Library: A Carnegie Library (about 400 feet away); The Latta Library (about 400 feet away); Post Office and General Store (about 500 feet away); Robert Earl Atkinson, Sr. (about 500 feet away); Vidalia Academy (about 600 feet away); Catfish Creek Baptist Church (approx. 3.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Latta.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Right Photos image. Click for full size.
By The Edward House Marker, `
3. Right Photos
Family photos of the Edwards
The Edwards House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 15, 2011
4. The Edwards House and Marker
The Edwards House out buildings in back image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 15, 2011
5. The Edwards House out buildings in back
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 364 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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