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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.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationSportsWomen. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1785.
 
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. Marker is in a small park near the (abandoned) train station. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Estill SC 29918, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Estill Presbyterian Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lawtonville Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Morrison Academy (approx. 1.8
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miles away); a different marker also named Lawtonville Church (approx. 7.3 miles away); Beech Branch Baptist Church (approx. 7.3 miles away); Gifford Rosenwald School (approx. 7˝ miles away); Old Pocotaligo Road, March From The Sea (approx. 9 miles away); Hampton Colored School (approx. 10˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Estill.
 
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 . . .  Wikipedia entry for Lucile Godbold, "Miss Ludy"
Lucile Ellerbe Godbold Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Stroud, January 2008
2. Lucile Ellerbe Godbold Marker
. (Submitted on January 16, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
 
Additional commentary.
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.
    — Submitted January 16, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
 
nearby World War I and II Tribute to Estill men image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, May 16, 2010
3. nearby World War I and II Tribute to Estill men
Lucile Ellerbe Godbold Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, May 16, 2010
4. Lucile Ellerbe Godbold Marker
"Miss Ludy" image. Click for full size.
Photographed By S.C. Athletic Hall of Fame
5. "Miss Ludy"
Graduated from Winthrop in 1922 with a degree in physical education.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 16, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 3,390 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 16, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3, 4. submitted on May 20, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5. submitted on January 16, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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