Latta in Dillon County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Latta Library: A Carnegie Library
Latta was one of thirteen communities in South Carolina to receive funds from the Carnegie Corporation for new libraries which were built between 1905 and 1920. The Latta Public Library opened in 1914 and is only one of five remaining in the state still in operation as a public library.
The movement to create the library in Latta began in 1911 and was led by WC Allen a local businessman. Once the conditions for the Carnegie Corporation
Erected by Town Council Latta S.C.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Education. In addition, it is included in the Carnegie Libraries series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1835.
Location. 34° 20.321′ N, 79° 26.077′ W. Marker is in Latta, South Carolina, in Dillon County. Marker is on West Main Street near South Marion Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 South Marion Street, Latta SC 29565, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Latta Library (a few steps from this marker); Post Office and General Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Earl Atkinson, Sr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Dillon County Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Vidalia Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); Latta's Railroad Story (within shouting distance of this marker); The Edwards House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Catfish Creek Baptist Church (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Latta.
Also see . . .
1. list of Carnegie libraries in the United States. (Submitted on July 28, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Andrew Carnegie. His first job in the United States was as a factory worker in a bobbin factory. Later on he became a bill logger for the owner of the company. Soon after he became a messenger boy... (Submitted on July 28, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
3. Latta, South Carolina. a town in Dillon County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 1,410 at the 2000 census. The town is the birthplace of soul vocalist Chuck Jackson and opera composer Carlisle Floyd. It is also the hometown of NBA basketball player Raymond Felton, and Major League Soccer soccer player Kevin Sox. This small town also contains one of the many libraries that were started with funds given by Andrew Carnegie, which is located in the center of town. (Submitted on July 28, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 660 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on July 28, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.