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Estill in Hampton County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Lucile Ellerbe Godbold

 
 
Lucile Ellerbe Godbold Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Stroud, January 2008
1. Lucile Ellerbe Godbold Marker
Inscription. 1922 Olympic Gold Medal winner Paris, France, while a student at Winthrop College. First woman in South Carolina Athletic Hall Of Fame. Outstanding educator at Columbia College. Daughter of William Asa and Lucie Ellerbe Godbold, Estill, South Carolina; formally of Marion, S.C. "Miss Ludy " was born May 31, 1900 at the Godbold place, Marion County.
 
Erected 1982 by Citizens of Estill South Carolina.
 
Location. 32° 45.351′ N, 81° 14.481′ W. Marker is in Estill, South Carolina, in Hampton County. Marker is on Columbia Highway (U.S. 321), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in a small park near the (abandoned) train station. Marker is in this post office area: Estill SC 29918, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lawtonville Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Morrison Academy (approx. 1.8 miles away); a different marker also named Lawtonville Church (approx. 7.3 miles away); Beech Branch Baptist Church (approx. 7.3 miles away); Old Pocotaligo Road, March From The Sea (approx. 9 miles away);
Lucile Ellerbe Godbold Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Stroud, January 2008
2. Lucile Ellerbe Godbold Marker
Hampton Colored School (approx. 10.5 miles away); a different marker also named Hampton Colored School (approx. 10.5 miles away); World War II POW Camp (approx. 10.7 miles away).
 
Regarding Lucile Ellerbe Godbold. In the Spring of 1922, "Miss Ludy" broke the American record for the Shot Put, bringing an invitation to try out for 1922 International Team Tour (forerunner of Olympic Games), where she earned a spot on the U.S. team that competed at the First International Track Meet for Women in Paris in 1922, a forerunner of Olympic Games. She carried the Flag for U.S. team and brought home six medals, including one gold (and set a new World's record in the shot put).

In 1961, she became the first woman in South Carolina history to be inducted into the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame. In 1971, the Physical Education Center at Columbia College was named in her honor.
 
Also see . . .
1. Winthrop College Athletic Hall of Fame. An article about the first class inducted into the Winthrop College Athletic Hall of Fame. (Submitted on January 16, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Members of the U.S. International Team for the 1922 Paris Track Meet. Includes information
nearby World War I and II Tribute to Estill men image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 16, 2010
3. nearby World War I and II Tribute to Estill men
on Lucile Ellerbe Godbold.In Paris, Lucile set a new World's record in the shot put (best throws with each hand are added together), finished 4th in the 300-meter run, 3rd in the javelin throw, and 4th in the 1000-meter run. Lucile did participate in the exhibition meet after the International meet. She won the triple jump, and placed second in the basketball throw. (Submitted on January 16, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 

3. The Godbold Center. The Center, built in 1971 and named for Lucile E. Godbold. Includes a brief biography. (Submitted on January 16, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 

4. They Set the Mark: United States teammates. Not only were there eighteen world records set, but the team of women from the United States made history by competing at all. (Submitted on May 20, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

5. Wikipedia entry for Lucile Godbold, "Miss Ludy". (Submitted on January 16, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
 
Additional comments.
1. A 58-year career at Columbia College
"Miss Ludy" was a Professor of Physical Education and athletic director for over 58 years at Columbia College, in Columbia, South Carolina. She taught everything except golf and dance.
Lucile Ellerbe Godbold Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 16, 2010
4. Lucile Ellerbe Godbold Marker
    — Submitted January 16, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

 
Categories. 20th CenturyEducationNotable PersonsSports
 
"Miss Ludy" image. Click for full size.
By S.C. Athletic Hall of Fame
5. "Miss Ludy"
Graduated from Winthrop in 1922 with a degree in physical education.
 
 
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