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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Hartsville

 
Clickable Map of Darlington County, South Carolina and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Darlington County, SC (69) Chesterfield County, SC (19) Florence County, SC (72) Kershaw County, SC (98) Lee County, SC (24) Marlboro County, SC (39)  DarlingtonCounty(69) Darlington County (69)  ChesterfieldCounty(19) Chesterfield County (19)  FlorenceCounty(72) Florence County (72)  KershawCounty(98) Kershaw County (98)  LeeCounty(24) Lee County (24)  MarlboroCounty(39) Marlboro County (39)
Hartsville, South Carolina and Vicinity
    Darlington County (69)
    Chesterfield County (19)
    Florence County (72)
    Kershaw County (98)
    Lee County (24)
    Marlboro County (39)
 
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GEOGRAPHIC SORT
1South Carolina (Darlington County), Hartsville — 16-35 — Butler School
Butler School, located on this site since 1921, was the second public school to serve Hartsville's black community and operated for over sixty years. Known as the Darlington Co. Training School until 1939, it was renamed for Rev. Henry H. Butler, . . . — Map (db m38137) HM
2South Carolina (Darlington County), Hartsville — 16-29 — Carolina Fiber Co. / Sonoco Products Company
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 . . . — Map (db m38132) HM
3South Carolina (Darlington County), Hartsville — 16-65 — Coker's Pedigreed Seed Company /Coker Experimental Farms
(Front) This company, incorporated in 1914 by David R. Coker (1870-1938), grew out of his pioneering work breeding plants and developing high-quality seeds. At first focusing on helping Southern farmers grow superior upland cotton, it later . . . — Map (db m53976) HM
4South Carolina (Darlington County), Hartsville — 16-46 — Damascus Methodist Church
The church organized as early as 1817 and known as "Wright's Meeting House, Black Creek" was the first Methodist congregation in the area. James D. Wright, an elder who was appointed "Exhorter" in 1826, preached here until his death in 1862. . . . — Map (db m38139) HM
5South Carolina (Darlington County), Hartsville — 16-28 — David Robert Coker 1870-1938
Known world-wide for developing new varieties and for perfecting superior strains of agricultural crops (including cotton), Coker, for years was pres. Pedigreed Seed Co., chartered 1918. He was intendant (mayor) of Hartsville 1900-1901; member . . . — Map (db m38131) HM
6South Carolina (Darlington County), Hartsville — 16-31 — Eastern Carolina Silver Company
This silver co., chartered March 5, 1907, manufactured and sold coffee and tea sets, bread trays, bowls, candelabra, and cups. J. L. Coker served as pres., W. F. Smith as vice pres., and C. W. Coker as sec. & treas. By 1908 the company had begun to . . . — Map (db m38133) HM
7South Carolina (Darlington County), Hartsville — 16-34 — First Baptist Church
Side A Members of New Providence and Gum Branch Baptist churches under John L. Hart's leadership began Hartsville Baptist, the first church in town, 16 November 1850. A union Sunday school met on the site as early as July 1849. John L. Hart . . . — Map (db m38136) HM
8South Carolina (Darlington County), Hartsville — 16-70 — Hartsville Graded School / Mt. Pisgah Nursery School
Hartsville Graded School The first public school for the black children of Hartsville and vicinity operated on this site from about 1900 to 1921. It was renamed Darlington County Training School in 1918. A new school was built on 6th St. south . . . — Map (db m60604) HM
9South Carolina (Darlington County), Hartsville — 16-42 — Hartsville Oil Mill
Side A The Hartsville Oil Mill, founded in 1900 by J.L. Coker, D.R. Coker, and J.J. Lawton, stood here until 1993. A cotton oil mill, it crushed cottonseed to produce cooking oil; meal and cake for feed and fertilizer; and lint for stuffing . . . — Map (db m38138) HM
10South Carolina (Darlington County), Hartsville — Hartsville Veterans Monument
Monument Honoring World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam and Persian Gulf Veterans. — Map (db m60608) HM
11South Carolina (Darlington County), Hartsville — 16-8 — Jacob Kelley House
This house, home of Jacob Kelley (1780-1874), was used as a Union headquarters on March 2-3, 1865 by Major-General John E. Smith, Commander of the Third Division, Fifteenth Army Corps. During the encampment by Federal forces, the mills near Kelley . . . — Map (db m38123) HM
12South Carolina (Darlington County), Hartsville — 16-27 — James Lide Coker
James L. Coker (1837-1918) came here from Society Hill ca. 1858 as a planter. While serving in the Civil War as a captain in Co. E, 6th Regiment SC Volunteers, he was seriously wounded. Promoted to major in 1864, he was a member of the SC House . . . — Map (db m38129) HM
13South Carolina (Darlington County), Hartsville — 16-23 — John L. Hart / John Hart House
John L. Hart In 1845, John Lide Hart (1825-1864) bought a 491-acre plantation here. Along what is now Home Avenue, he built a carriage factory, a store, a steam-powered sawmill and grist-mill, and houses for himself and his workers. Hart also . . . — Map (db m38127) HM
14South Carolina (Darlington County), Hartsville — 16-17 — Lower Fork Of Lynches Creek Baptist Church / Gum Branch Church
Lower Fork Of Lynches Creek Baptist Church This church, which probably evolved from a branch meeting house built nearby in 1770 by First Lynches Creek Church, was constituted in 1789; Joshua Palmer became minister in the same year. The church . . . — Map (db m38125) HM
15South Carolina (Darlington County), Hartsville — 16-10 — Thomas E. Hart House
This house was the residence of Captain Thomas Edwards Hart, who settled on these lands in 1817, and for whom Hartsville was named. He was a Justice of the Peace, Chairman of the Board of Free Schools, planter, merchant, and was appointed first . . . — Map (db m38124) HM
16South Carolina (Darlington County), Hartsville — 16-32 — Welsh Neck High School / Coker College
Welsh Neck High School The Welsh Neck Baptist Association initiated this institution as a coeducational boarding school. It opened Sept. 17, 1894, through the generosity of Maj. James Lide Coker, Civil War veteran, local industrialist, and the . . . — Map (db m38134) HM
 
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