Latta in Dillon County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Latta's Railroad Story
Section of Latta Branch, 1915
The town received its name from Robert J. Latta, a York, SC native, who was the railroad surveyor that laid out plans for the station. The first passenger and freight depots were constructed in 1888. That year a post office was authorized and in 1890 the town was incorporated.
Postcard depicts 20th Century Latta ACL Passenger depot
What became known as the "Latta Branch connected Latta with McColl in 1895 and passed through the towns of Mallory, Bingham, Blenheim, Dunbar and Clio. The increase in commercial activity led the following year to the construction of a new tobacco warehouse. By 1903 there were three tobacco warehouses and until the markets
20th Century Steam Locomotive; Latta Depot c. 1963; Caboose
Erected by Latta, S.C. Town Council.
Location. 34° 20.294′ N, 79° 26.099′ W. Marker is in Latta, South Carolina, in Dillon County. Marker is on Edwards Street near South Marion Street, on the right when traveling west. 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. Dillon County Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Latta Library: A Carnegie Library (within shouting distance of this marker); The Latta Library (within shouting distance of this marker); The Edwards House (within shouting distance of this marker); Post Office and General Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Earl Atkinson, Sr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Vidalia Academy (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. • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 617 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 21, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.