Hartsville in Darlington County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Coker's Pedigreed Seed Company /Coker Experimental Farms
This company, incorporated in 1914 by David R. Coker (1870-1938), grew out of his pioneering work breeding plants and developing high-quality seeds. At first focusing on helping Southern farmers grow superior upland cotton, it later had great success with corn, wheat, oats, soybeans, tobacco, and other crops.
The trademark of the company was a red heart with the motto “Blood Will Tell.” Coker Experimental Farms, begun on a 220-acre tract nearby, was designated a National Historic Landmark (NHL) in 1964 and included several thousand acres when it closed in 1988. The Coker Farms NHL Foundation was created in 1998 to preserve and interpret 35 acres of the historic farm complex.
Erected 2011 by Coker Farms National Historic Foundation. (Marker Number 16-65.)
Location. 34° 21.49′ N, 80° 3.564′ W. Marker is in Hartsville, South Carolina, in Darlington County. Marker is on South Fourth Street near South Carolina Route 15, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hartsville SC 29550, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Butler School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hartsville Graded School / Mt. Pisgah Nursery School Hartsville Veterans Monument (approx. 1.2 miles away); Hartsville Oil Mill (approx. 1.3 miles away); Welsh Neck High School / Coker College (approx. 1.5 miles away); David Robert Coker 1870-1938 (approx. 1.5 miles away); James Lide Coker (approx. 1.5 miles away); Eastern Carolina Silver Company (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hartsville.
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