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

Robert Earl Atkinson, Sr.

 
 
Robert Atkinson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2011
1. Robert Atkinson Marker
Inscription.  In Memory
Robert Earl Atkinson, Sr.
1899 - 1970
Co-founder of Dilmar Oil Company, Inc. in 1931 to sell Shell Oil products in Dillon and Marion Counties. In 1946 the Atkinson family became the sole owners of Dilmar. In 2010 Dilmar is one of the largest Shell Lubricant distributors in the southeast.
Mr. Atkinson was a benevolent resident of Latta serving his community in many capacities as well as representing it as a state representative.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1899.
 
Location. 34° 20.308′ N, 79° 26.053′ W. Marker is in Latta, South Carolina, in Dillon County. Marker is on West Main Street near North Marion Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Latta SC 29565, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Post Office and General Store (here, next to this marker); The Latta Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Vidalia Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); Dillon County Museum
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Latta Library: A Carnegie Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Latta Veterans Memorial Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Latta's Railroad Story (within shouting distance of this marker); The Edwards House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Latta.
 
Also see . . .  Dilmar Oil Company. Distribute various lubricants, greases, gasoline, kerosene, fuel and other petroleum products ... (Submitted on August 28, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Robert Atkinson Marker and Shell Gasoline pump memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, July 15, 2011
2. Robert Atkinson Marker and Shell Gasoline pump memorial
Robert Atkinson Marker, in front of Historic Post Office and General Store image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, July 15, 2011
3. Robert Atkinson Marker, in front of Historic Post Office and General Store
* See nearby markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 28, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 733 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 29, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

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