Marie Cromer Seigler House

Marie Cromer Seigler House (HMJ44)

Location: Trenton, SC 29847 Aiken County
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N 33° 41.826', W 81° 45.971'

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This house was for many years the home of Marie Cromer Seigler (1882-1964), educator and national pioneer in agricultural instruction. In 1910, as teacher and principal of Talatha School, she founded a Girls' Tomato Club, the first of many such clubs nationwide and a forerunner, along with the Boys' Corn Clubs, of the national 4-H Clubs, supported by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.

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Marie Cromer said of her efforts to encourage girls and young women interested in agriculture, "I made up my mind I was going to do something for country girls." With the support of Aiken Co. Superintendent of Education Cecil H. Seigler, whom she married in 1912, she established Home Demonstration clubs and created Home Economics courses in Aiken Co. schools. She died here in 1964.
HM NumberHMJ44
Series This marker is part of the South Carolina: Aiken County Historical Society series
Marker Number2-20
Year Placed2000
Placed ByAiken County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 5:59am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 428993 N 3728835
Decimal Degrees33.69710000, -81.76618333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 41.826', W 81° 45.971'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 41' 49.56" N, 81° 45' 58.26" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 49-127 Johnston Hwy, Trenton SC 29847, US
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