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Hartsville in Darlington County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Carolina Fiber Co. / Sonoco Products Company

 
 
Carolina Fiber Co. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, November 9, 2010
1. Carolina Fiber Co. Marker
Inscription.
Carolina Fiber Co.
One of the first methods for producing paper from native pine wood pulp was developed by J. L. Coker, Jr. As a result, he with Maj. J. L. Coker and C. J. Woodruff formed the Carolina Fiber company, March 20, 1890, to manufacture and market wood pulp and paper. Their mill was on nearby Black Creek. In 1941 the entire operation merged with adjacent Sonoco Products Company.

Sonoco Products Company
This enterprise was chartered as Southern Novelty Company in 1899; first directors were: Maj. J. L. Coker, J. L. Coker Jr., D. R. Coker, J. J. Lawton, and W. F. Smith. The name was changed to Sonoco Products Company in 1923. Today Sonoco is a leading global manufacturer of packaging products for major industries and employs approximately 16,000 people in 22 countries.
 
Erected 1993 by Hartsville Centennial Commission. (Marker Number 16-29.)
 
Location. 34° 22.752′ N, 80° 4.037′ W. Marker is in Hartsville, South Carolina, in Darlington County. Marker is at the intersection of E. Home Ave. and 2nd Street, on the left when traveling east on E. Home Ave.. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hartsville SC 29550, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8
Sonoco Products Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, November 9, 2010
2. Sonoco Products Company Marker
other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eastern Carolina Silver Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Welsh Neck High School / Coker College (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Lide Coker (approx. mile away); David Robert Coker 1870-1938 (approx. mile away); John L. Hart / John Hart House (#1) (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hartsville Veterans Monument (approx. half a mile away); Hartsville Oil Mill (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hartsville.
 
Also see . . .
1. History - Sonoco. Sonoco has been in business for more than 110 years (Submitted on November 23, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

2. Historic Resources of Hartsville, ca. 1817-ca. 1941 National Register of Historic Places Nomination. Sonoco Products Company is listed in Hartsville Historic District. (Submitted on November 23, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 503 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 17, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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