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

The Latta Library

 
 
The Latta Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 15, 2011
1. The Latta Library Marker
Inscription. In 1911 W. C. Allen led a movement for a public library in Latta and was authorized by the town council to negotiate with Andrew Carnegie for funds. After the town complied with conditions set by Mr. Carnegie, he donated $5,000 and C. F. Bass of Latta gave land for the building, which opened as the Latta Library in 1914. Voters in a valid election levied a tax for maintenance. A rear portion and north wing were added later.
(Reverse text)
This library initially served the Latta area and its schools, but in 1929 extended its service to all Dillon County schools. The cost led the library board to ask the county to provide aid. The county complied, although local control of library service continued. By statutory provision in 1973 a county library providing for countywide control was established; the Latta Library is the base of this operation.
 
Erected 1979 by Latta Rotary Club. (Marker Number 17-9.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Carnegie Libraries marker series.
 
Location. 34° 20.317′ N, 79° 26.07′ W. Marker is in Latta, South Carolina, in Dillon County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (Route 917) and North Marion Street, on the left when
The Latta Library Marker, reverse side image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 15, 2011
2. The Latta Library Marker, reverse side
traveling east on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Latta SC 29565, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Latta Library: A Carnegie 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.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Latta Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 15, 2011
3. The Latta Library Marker
The Latta Library and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 15, 2011
4. The Latta Library and Marker
at the intersection of N. Marion St.(at right) and W. Main St.
The Latta Library Marker, looking southeast down Main Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 15, 2011
5. The Latta Library Marker, looking southeast down Main Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 298 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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