James Lide Coker

James Lide Coker (HMPIQ)

Location: Hartsville, SC 29550 Darlington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 22.667', W 80° 4.252'

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Side A
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 1865-66. In 1865 he founded J. L. Coker & Co. and was a founder of the Bank of Darlington (1881); Darlington Manufacturing

Side B
Co. (1881); Hartsville Railroad (1884); Carolina Fiber (1890) and Southern Novelty (1899), both now Sonoco; Hartsville Oil Mill (1900); Hartsville Cotton Mill (1900); Coker's Pedigreed Seed Co. (1902); and the Bank of Hartsville (1903). Major Coker's generosity resulted in the founding of Coker College in 1908. His home, which burned in 1922, was located here.
Marker Number16-27
Year Placed1991
Placed ByHartsville Heritage Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 5:20am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 585423 N 3804436
Decimal Degrees34.37778333, -80.07086667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 22.667', W 80° 4.252'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 22' 40.02" N, 80° 4' 15.12" W
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Area Code(s)843, 803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 222 E Home Ave, Hartsville SC 29550, US
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