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

Dillon County Museum

 
 
Dillon County Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
1. Dillon County Museum Marker
Inscription. Built next door to his residence, this c. 1915 brick building served as the medical office of Dr. Henry Edwards, one of Latta's first physicians,[ Picture included] and subsequently the dentist office of his son Luther. [Picture included] Luther's daughter Carolyn deeded the property to the Dillon County Historical Society.
Having undergone extensive renovations, it is today the Dillon County Museum. The Museum offers a turn of the century glimpse of life in Dillon County through its document, photograph and cultural collections. It has several permanent exhibits which include the re-created offices of Dr. Henry Edwards and Dr. Luther Edwards and the impact of tobacco on the local economy as wellas changing historical and cultural exhibits. The museum is staffed on a part-time basis by a group of local docents.
 
Erected by Town Council Latta S.C.
 
Location. 34° 20.297′ N, 79° 26.069′ W. Marker is in Latta, South Carolina, in Dillon County. Marker is on South Marion Street near West Main Street, on the right when traveling south. 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. Robert Earl Atkinson, Sr. (within
[Left Center Picture] image. Click for full size.
By Dillon County Museum Marker, `
2. [Left Center Picture]
Photograph of Dr. Henry Edwards as a young practicing physician.
shouting distance of this marker); Post Office and General Store (within shouting distance of this marker); The Latta Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Latta Library: A Carnegie Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Latta's Railroad Story (within shouting distance of this marker); Vidalia Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); The Edwards House (about 300 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
 
[Lower left pictures] image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, `
3. [Lower left pictures]
c. 1900 photographs of the medical office of Dr Henry Edwards.
[Right Center picture] image. Click for full size.
By Dillon County Museum Marker, `
4. [Right Center picture]
Photograph of Dr. Luther Edwards after he began practicing dentistry
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By Dillon County Museum Marker, `
5. [Upper Right Picture]
This is a copy of part of a Memorandum of Agreement between Dr. H.A. Edwards and Dr. E.C. Majors dated June 9, 1905 stating that Dr. Majors agrees to become a partner in the medical practice of Dr. Edwards.
[Lower Right pictures] image. Click for full size.
By Dillon County Museum Marker, `
6. [Lower Right pictures]
It appears this copy of young Luther Edwards' dental hygiene pledge that he had early plans on being a dentist (bottom) Copy of a dental supply invoice billed to Dr. Luther Edwards dated April 4, 1933.
Dillon County Museum and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 15, 2011
7. Dillon County Museum and Marker
Dillon County Museum and Marker, at left image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 15, 2011
8. Dillon County Museum and Marker, at left
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 31, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 333 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on July 31, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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