Hartsville Oil Mill

Hartsville Oil Mill (HMPIY)

Location: Hartsville, SC 29550 Darlington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 22.37', W 80° 4.335'

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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 and explosives. It was chartered in 1909 with Lawton as president, treasurer, and general manager; Albert Jordan as secretary; and C.G. Timberlake as superintendent.

Side B
The mill office, still standing at this site, was built in 1915. Under the leadership of president E.H. Lawton, Sr., the mill was converted from hydraulic presses to screw presses in 1954. The mill began extracting oil and meal from soybeans by 1957. The company sold the Hartsville mill in 1981 and moved its headquarters to Darlington. In 2000 it was the last cotton oil mill still operating in S.C.
Marker Number16-42
Year Placed2000
Placed ByHartsville Museum
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 12:31am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 585300 N 3803886
Decimal Degrees34.37283333, -80.07225000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 22.37', W 80° 4.335'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 22' 22.20" N, 80° 4' 20.10" W
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Area Code(s)843, 803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 145-181 US-15 Business, Hartsville SC 29550, US
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