The Latta Library

The Latta Library (HMU2K)

Location: Latta, SC 29565 Dillon County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 20.317', W 79° 26.07'

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In 1911 W. C. Allen led a movement for a public library in Latta and was authorized by the town council to negotiate with Andrew Carnegie for funds. After the town complied with conditions set by Mr. Carnegie, he donated $5,000 and C. F. Bass of Latta gave land for the building, which opened as the Latta Library in 1914. Voters in a valid election levied a tax for maintenance. A rear portion and north wing were added later.
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This library initially served the Latta area and its schools, but in 1929 extended its service to all Dillon County schools. The cost led the library board to ask the county to provide aid. The county complied, although local control of library service continued. By statutory provision in 1973 a county library providing for countywide control was established; the Latta Library is the base of this operation.
HM NumberHMU2K
Series This marker is part of the Carnegie Libraries series
Marker Number17-9
Year Placed1979
Placed ByLatta Rotary Club
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 4:57pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 644000 N 3800812
Decimal Degrees34.33861667, -79.43450000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 20.317', W 79° 26.07'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 20' 19.02" N, 79° 26' 4.20" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301-399 W Main St, Latta SC 29565, US
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